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Todd Fisher: Mom's Death Was 'Kind of Magical'

Debbie Reynolds chose to go be with daughter Carrie Fisher, he says

(Newser) - Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December, the AP reports. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight , Fisher says that after telling him she knew how hard it was... More »

Here's What Death Certificates Reveal for Fisher, Reynolds

Questions remain as to Fisher's cause of death

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher's death certificate has been obtained by TMZ , but it doesn't answer many questions. It lists "cardiac arrest/deferred" as her cause of death, which means more testing, including toxicology testing, needs to be done before the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office can figure out what... More »

5 Reveals From Carrie Fisher- Debbie Reynolds Documentary

'Bright Lights' hits an emotional nerve

(Newser) - HBO's Carrie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds documentary premiered Saturday; People and Vanity Fair list some of the biggest reveals and emotional moments from Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds:
  • Their bond was incredibly close and complicated. Says Fisher at one point in the documentary, "I’m trying to
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It Appears Carrie Fisher's Urn Is a Giant Prozac Pill

And it's kind of perfect

(Newser) - It appears Carrie Fisher's final resting place will be...a giant Prozac pill. A photo tweeted from Friday's private memorial service for Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, shows Fisher's brother Todd carrying what appears to be an urn in the shape of a Prozac pill. The... More »

Billie Lourd Speaks on Loss of Mom, Grandma

Carrie Fisher's daughter thanks those who gave 'me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist'

(Newser) - One day, everything was chugging along for Billie Lourd. Then within the space of 36 hours, her mom, Carrie Fisher, died after a heart attack , and Lourd's grieving grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, died after saying "I want to be with Carrie. " It took the 24-year-old Lourd til Monday... More »

Reynolds Once Worried She Wouldn't 'Survive' Losing Carrie

Meanwhile, a new documentary on the mother and daughter is set to air next year

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds filmed a final love story before their deaths: their own. HBO's Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is "about both of them trying to stand upright, both having their frailties—age on the one hand, and mental illness on the other,... More »

Heartbroken Debbie Reynolds 'Went to Be With Carrie'

'We have lost a unique talent and a national treasure'

(Newser) - Hollywood is a sadder place with the loss of beloved star Debbie Reynolds, who died Wednesday , just a day after the death of daughter Carrie Fisher. The 84-year-old Reynolds is believed to have suffered a stroke at son Todd Fisher's home while planning her daughter's funeral, the BBC... More »

On Heels of Her Daughter, Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84

She was 84, suffered apparent stroke after daughter's death

(Newser) - One more tragedy: Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday at age 84, just after the death of daughter Carrie Fisher. "She wanted to be with Carrie," son Todd Fisher tells Variety . While planning her daughter's funeral, Reynolds was rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke, sources... More »

Carrie Fisher Dead at 60

The actress and writer passed away Tuesday following a heart attack

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at the age of 60 following a heart attack suffered Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles, People reports. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesperson via a statement from Fisher's daughter. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie... More »

Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized

She has to cancel 3 months' worth of shows

(Newser) - Debbie Reynolds was hospitalized after a reaction to medicine she was taking, and it's serious enough that doctors ordered her to cancel 3 months of concerts, reports Fox News . The 80-year-old actress and singer made her name in 1952's Singin' in the Rain and later had a high-profile... More »

A Piece of Movie History Sells for $5.6M

Iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wore in 'Seven Year Itch' sets record

(Newser) - Actress Debbie Reynolds decided to unload the 3,500 movies costumes she has amassed over the years, and one of the very first ones to sell brought in quite the price: $5.6 million. That was what one lucky bidder spent to acquire Marilyn Monroe's white "subway" dress,... More »

'50s Crooner Eddie Fisher Dead at 86

Teen idol's career was overshadowed by divorce scandals

(Newser) - '50s-era singer and TV entertainer Eddie Fisher has died following complications from hip surgery. Fisher, 86, sold millions of records and once had legions of teen fans, but his career eventually became overshadowed by the scandalous ends to his marriages to stars Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, AP reports. More »

Just Being Carrie Fisher Is Super-Weird

'You’re supposed to be unusual' in Hollywood: Wishful Drinking author

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher’s shrink told her, “If you worked in a supermarket they would’ve institutionalized you at 20,” she recalls. Not so in Hollywood, where the erstwhile Princess Leia suffered through drug addiction, manic depression, and failed relationships—her own and her parents’. But electroshock therapy helped... More »

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