GOOD GRIEF, COULD THEY JUST LET CASEY KASEM REST IN PEACE …
Casey Kasem, the legendary radio icon, died last month at the age of 82 from Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. However, that does not seemed to have stopped the ongoing bitter custody battle between Kasem’s children and his widow, Jean Kasem. It is being reported that Casey Kasem’s body is now missing. It is believed the body went missing two days before a judge ordered Jean Kasem to keep the body there for an autopsy. Could these people just let this man rest in peace!!!
Casey Kasem’s body was flown from the funeral home in Tacoma, Washington to a funeral home in Montreal, Canada on July 14, two days before a judge ordered Casey’s widow Jean Kasem to keep the body in Tacoma for an autopsy.
But mysteriously, Casey’s body never arrived.
A representative for Kerri Kasem, Casey’s daughter, has confirmed that her father’s body is missing.
MailOnline has learned that Casey’s body was put on a plane by staff at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma on July 14 and shipped to Urgel Bourgie Funeral Homes in Montreal. But staff at the Canadian funeral parlor say they have no record for any arrangements for the arrival of Kasem’s body under his name, his birth name Kemal Amen Kasem or his wife Jean’s name.
Family sources told TMZ they believe the radio host’s widow Jean, who has long battled with his three daughters from his first marriage, has taken the body from a funeral home in Tacoma.
But MailOnline confirmed that Casey’s body was shipped by the Gaffney Funeral Home on July 14 to Montreal, two days before a judge ordered her to keep it in Tacoma so that an autopsy could be carried out, at the request of one of Kasem’s daughters, the website reported.
- Now that Jenny McCarthy and Elizabeth Hasselbeck have been fired and Barbara Walters is retiring, all that is left is Whoopie yet we now hear Rosie O’Donnell will be returning!
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Download
She said what, get ready to be audited by the IRS?
Oh my while being asked by a street reporter whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Joan Rivers says Barack Obama is gay and Michelle is a tranny, … not that there is anything wrong with it.
Joan Rivers calls President Obama “gay” and describes Michelle Obama with a homophobic slur in a new video.
Asked by a street reporter whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Rivers replied, “We already have it with Obama.”
“You know Michelle is a tr*nny,” she went on. “A transgender. We all know.”
Comedian Bill Maher nhas some advice for Hillary Clinton … “Just go away”.
Contrary to people saying that doing the book tour now will inoculate her from criticism in 2016, Maher said Clinton being constantly on TV and in the news will give way to a different result; namely, “we’re sick of you.” And people will grow tired of her by 2016 anyway.
And so, Maher advised Clinton, “Just go away. Go away for a while. We’re gonna see each other in a couple of years. A lot… Just go away, otherwise you’re going to blow this.”
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – Legendary Radio Host of American Top 40, Casey Kasem Dead at Age 82
Legendary Radio Icon of ‘American Top 40′ & ‘Casey’s Top 40′ Fame Casey Kasem Dies at Age 82 … “Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Keep Reaching for the Stars”
AMERICAN RADIO ICON CASEY KASEM DEAD AT THE AGE OF 82 …
Casey Kasem, the man who entertained radio listeners for decades as the host of his weekly countdown shows such as “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” and let us not forget the voice of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, died early Sunday morning. Long before the days of internet music downloads and CD’s there was Casey Kasem counting down the hits, doing long distance dedications and telling us at the end of each broadcast to “”Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”. The announcement of Kasem’s death came from his children. Kasem died Sunday surrounded by family and friends of Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia.
(April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014)
“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kasem’s children — Kerri, Mike and Julie — wrote in a statement released by Kasem’s representative, Danny Deraney.
“Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken … The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”
Casey Kasem had been suffering from Lewy body disease, the most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s.
Casey Kasem was the voice of so many cartoon characters, the most famous being Shaggy Rogers of Scooby-Doo fame. Buts he was also the the voice of Mark from ‘Battle of the Planets’, Robin, the Boy Wonder from ‘The Super Friends‘, Jana of the Jungle, Hong Kong Phooey and Josie and the Pussy Cats in Outer Space.
The son of Lebanese immigrants, Kasem was active in speaking out for greater understanding of Arab-Americans – both on political issues involving the Mideast and on arts and media issues.
“Arab-Americans are coming out of the closet,” Kasem told The Associated Press in 1990. “They are more outspoken now than ever before. People are beginning to realize who they really are, that they are not the people who yell and scream on their nightly newscast.”
Kasem was born Kemal Amin Kasem in 1932 in Detroit. He began his broadcasting career in the radio club at Detroit’s Northwestern High School and was soon a disc jockey on WJBK radio in Detroit, initially calling himself Kemal Kasem.
In a 1997 visit with high school students in Dearborn, Michigan., home to a large Arab-American community, he was asked why he changed his name to Casey.
“It didn’t sound like a deejay; it wasn’t hip. So we decided I’d be `Casey at the Mike’ – and I have been since,” Kasem said.
America’s Top 10 June 21, 1981 Casey Kasem Stars On 45 # 1
45 records … remember those America!
Sadly at the end of his life. Casey Kasem had been the subject of a bitter court battle involving three of his children by a previous marriage and his wife, Jean. Casey is obviously in a better place where he can truly “reach for the stars”.
On a person note, the death of Casey Kasem does feel like of personal loss of my childhood days. I can remember tuning in weekly for American Top 40 and listing to the countdown of the top songs of record sales and air play. If you couldn’t listen to it live, you would tape it on a cassette or dare I say 8-track tape. For the youth of today who only know of iPods, you might want to Google 8-tracks . For a generation of kids, in days gone past, we made sure we were near a radio for Casey Kasem and his countdown. You will be missed Casey and thank you so much for everything you did and the enjoyment you gave to so many. God Bless and Rest in Peace.
Actor, Comic and Former SNL Cast Member Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition after Crash on the N.J. Turnpike … One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident (Update: 35 Year Old Trucker Kevin Roper Charged with One Count of Death by Auto & Four Counts of Assault by Auto)
Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that has left one individual dead. The 45 year old actor/comedian was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike when the accident occurred between the limo bus, two tractor-trailers, an SUV and two cars. Tracy Morgan was traveling in a limo bus that overturned around 1 a.m. Saturday morning of Exit 7A of the Turnpike in Cranbury, NJ, just north of Trenton. One passenger aboard Morgan’s bus was killed. Morgan was rushed to Robert Wood Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ, where he is in intensive care. Three others were in critical condition and another is listed in fair condition.
Say a prayer for Tracy Morgan and the others injured.
Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a multiple-vehicle accident in New Jersey, according to media reports.
The former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at about 1 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press.
Wal-Mart driver, 35 year old Kevin Roper of Georgia, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
The truck driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office said.
Instead, the big rig smashed into the back of the Mercedes limo bus, prompting a chain-reaction crash with a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars, authorities said. No one in the other vehicles was injured.
So far, there is nothing to suggest Roper fell asleep or was dozing, state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams told The Associated Press.
A truck driver who caused a New Jersey highway collision that critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and left another comic dead has turned himself in to face a charge of death by auto, state police said Sunday.
UPDATE III: Bail Set at $50,000 for trucker Kevin Roper.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Ann B. Davis, Best Know as Alice From The Brady Bunch, Dies at Age 88
- Beloved long time actress Ann B. Davis dies at age 88 after falling and hitting her head at home – R.I.P.
The most popular and beloved maid ever has passed away …
Ann B. Davis, who played Alice the maid on ‘The Brady Bunch’ has passed away at age 88. According to Bexar County, TX medical examiner’s investigator Sara Horne said Davis died Sunday morning at University Hospital. No cause of death was available and that an autopsy was planned Monday. As reported at FOX News, Bill Frey, a retired bishop and a longtime friend of Davis, said she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered. TMZ reports, Davis fell in her bathroom early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never regained consciousness.
Ann B. Davis, who played the lovable housekeeper Alice on “The Brady Bunch,” died Sunday morning. She was 88.
Her agent, Robert Malcolm, said that she fell in the bathroom and became comatose. She died at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday at a hospital in San Antonio, where she had lived with a minister friend and his wife.
Davis hadn’t worked in several years, Malcolm said, and she had been using a walker. He last spoke with her on her birthday, May 3.
“She was a really nice, a really lovely woman,” Malcolm said.
Early baby boomers knew her as Charmaine “Schultzy” Schultz, the man-hungry receptionist on TV’s 1955-59 The Bob Cummings Show. Late baby boomers knew her as Alice Nelson, the eternally optimistic housekeeper on a 1969-74 slice of fantasy Americana called The Brady Bunch.
But no matter the character she played, actress Ann B. Davis, who died Sunday at 88, was unquestionably one thing to all audiences: lovable.
“All of us wish we had an Alice,” Davis told PEOPLE in 1992. “I wish I had an Alice.”
At the time, the actress, who was born (with an identical twin sister, Harriet) on May 3, 1926, in Schenectady, New York, was sharing a home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, with an Episcopal bishop and his wife. She was dedicated to prayer and Bible study and said she was far more content than she ever had been in Hollywood.
She explained her spiritual self to the magazine with a memory from childhood.
WOW, looks like rapper 50 Cent chose the right profession ... As Bob Eucker would say, “Just a bit outside”.
Check out the video below and watch what may be just the worst first pitch at a Major League Baseball game in history. DAMN!!! Talk about losing major street cred. Although I think he did it to make Barack Obama’s past lame first pitches look good. The NY Post quips, the Queens-born rapper, who threw out the first pitch before the Mets took on the Pirates at Citi Field on Tuesday night, would fit right into the Mets’ struggling bullpen. OUCH! In fact many Met fans probably thought it was one of their teams own pitchers warming up.
“It’s good he never had a choice between playing for the Mets or being a rapper.”
Just curious, do these celebs ever practice before they throw out a first pitch and make a fool of themselves?