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10 Celebs Who Didn't Make It to Age 44

Live fast, die young?

(Newser) - These 39 celebrities rounded up by Radar will be forever young—they all died before reaching age 44. A sampling:
  • John Belushi: Died of a drug overdose at 33.
  • John Candy: Died of a heart attack at 43.
  • Chris Farley: Died of a heart attack combined with a drug overdose
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How I Afforded Duke by Living in a Van

One grad student's experiment with 'radical living'

(Newser) - Ken Ilgunas wanted to go to grad school without going into debt, so he bought a 1994 Ford Econoline van and a parking sticker, and called it home. He lived on frugal meals cooked on a camping stove, showered at the gym, used a sleeping bag for heat. To some,... More »

Spade Got $200K for Farley Ad

Controversial DirecTV commercial is a 'tribute,' reps insist

(Newser) - Why did David Spade agree to the recent DirecTV ad that uses a scene from Tommy Boy, starring his departed costar Chris Farley? "To honor Chris's memory," his publicist tells the New York Post —but the $200,000 sources say Spade was paid probably didn't hurt.... More »

Hollywood's Funniest Fat Men

(Newser) - It jiggles. It droops. It covers naughty parts. Let's face it, fat is funny, especially when a guy knows how to work it. Super Tremendous lists the funniest fat men:
  • Jason Alexander: His George Costanza character on Seinfeld revealed the tragic life of "a short, stocky, slow-witted bald man.
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Swayze: Not Afraid to Laugh at His Own Hunkiness

Actor didn't want to be just another pretty face, made sure he wasn't

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze, who died today at 57, wasn’t the first choice for the male lead in Dirty Dancing, the BBC notes, but “his performance earned him award nominations and a place on bedroom walls of lovelorn teenage girls around the world.” He eschewed Hollywood’s scene—preferring... More »

Stern Sidekick Hijacks New HBO Show

Comedian attacks host, other celebrities

(Newser) - Comedian Artie Lange appeared on the premiere of HBO's Joe Buck Live last night, and it sounds as if the host wishes he hadn't. Buck told USA Today he couldn't wait for Lange to finish his obscene, homophobic routine. "I thought that spending time on a treadmill felt long,... More »

SNL Insider Dishes on Early Days

Sketch writer offers backstage pass to zany early years

(Newser) - The early seasons of Saturday Night Live “set an almost impossibly high bar” for the future, writes Stephanie Zacharek in Salon, and Al Franken’s writing partner shows why in his new book. Tom Davis offers a backstage pass to early antics at 30 Rock, and it's a compelling... More »

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