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BREAKING NEWS: Donna Summer Dead at 63! Queen of Disco Succumbs to Lung Cancer!

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Such shocking and terrible news to report this morning.  Legendary R&B and Disco icon and singer, Donna Summer has died at age 63!  Summer passed away this morning in Florida, due to her battle with lung cancer.

According to TMZ.com,  “Summer reportedly contracted the cancer from inhaling toxic particles inhaled during the 9/11 attacks!  Sources close to Summer told TMZ,  the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps.  We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.  In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on. ”

Following her death, the singer’s family released this statement, that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.  Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to super stardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls.   Donna Summer had been living in Englewood, Fla., with her husband Bruce Sudano of the Brooklyn Dreams, and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Amanda, and Summer has a daugher, Mimi, from a previous marriage.

One of the truly great singers of our time, it is a heartbreaking loss! From She Work’s Hard for the Money, Love to Love You Baby, MacArthur Park and On The Radio, there were so many smash hits for Summer.  Which was your favorite? How do you feel about the loss of Donna Summer on the heels of losing Whitney Houston? Let us know your thoughts!

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I will never forgot you and I dancing to “MacArthur Park”. Ever! One of the best memories of my entire life!

barbara t
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I loved her music, Beautiful voice, R.I.P Donna Summer.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Read my comments BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

I was shocked when I read Breaking News from Yahoo.com right before I go to work about 1am my time, I never ever forget this true icon legend and we all love Donna.. make room for Donna,Whitney. 🙂

kay killgore
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kay killgore

RIP Ms. Summer the Queen of Disco!!!!

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

I especially loved the late 1970s duet between Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand–Enough Is Enough, No More Tears!

Rest In Peace & Sing With The Angels, Dear Donna!

Christy
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Christy

sorry to hear this… lost track of her but hearing her name brings up memories of college and later my little niece would be wiggling to the beat of her favorite music “donasuma”. Another niece years later played Last
Dance at the end of her reception. Her music will always remind me of good times. Read her life history today as soon as I heard she died. Lots about her I didn’t know – especially the musicals and living in Germany… very interesting. Thank you Donna! loved the music!

Blake
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Blake

So sad to see another music legend pass! Will have to play some Donna Summer on Youtube and Itunes!

Patrick
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Patrick

Wow! God Bless Donna Summer. RIP. The first thing that came to mind… was when i lived in Hawaii… and “Last Dance”… was the last song… that “Hula’s” played…. ie: about 1:45 a.m… She danced. We danced. Who hasn’t sung her songs. two songs that really mean something to me… “Love is in control” & “I remember Yesturday”. Take care. She figured prominently in the music industry… What a STAR.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Such a huge loss, who will ever forget Last Dance?

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I Loved Donna Summer… Going to the Disco’s in the late 70’s hearing a lot of her songs………………She was THE BEST at that time…She had one hit after another!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw Donna Summer in person at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City N J. in the 90’s as I remember………..She even sounded better in person…She had her sister, her husband, & her two daughter’s on stage with her………..She said feel free to dance in the isles & I got up & danced in the Isles…..I had a aewsome time…I will nevver forget it…………………..I have four of her cd’s.. I played some… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Lucky you, I love her music I have 2 of her cd’s, sounds like you had a very good time, I would have loved to see her.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

MACARTHUR PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

She was the best in my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RJ4
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RJ4

Sorry to hear about her passing. I danced to many of her songs in the day. RIP

Lew
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Lew

That Bad Girls album was so hot!! Rest in peace.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I have the movie ” Thank God It’s Friday’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s not a great movie but, it’s the music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All great songs of the late 70’s……….And Donna Summer is in it Singing at the end of the movie “LAST DANCE”. Other songs Brick House sung by Lionel Richie, etc………………………………………………………She was THE QUEEN OF DISCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dancing to her music in the disco’s in N.J. In the late to mid 70’s…..Wearing those danskin bodysuits……………………………………..The dresses with the slits…..And the hair do’s..I wore my hair short. My style was called the wedge cut…Styled & dried in 10 minutes…………………………………………………………The Soap Factory in Jersey had four separate… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Today I was playing Donna Summer cd’s in my car. While doing some erands…I was singing & also felt like dancing but I was driving…..Great dancing music…………….

Susan M.
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Susan M.

She was HOT STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Donna Summer music was played the most…And then there weere The Bee Gees(Stayin Alive)……………………………………………………………………………………..

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Shares More Details on His Decision to Come Out Including Being Blackmailed

Last month, Colton Underwood came out publicly in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

The former lead of ‘The Bachelor’, Underwood’s announcement was met with some harsh criticism since he was already prepping a reality show about it for Netflix.

However, in a new feature with Variety, Colton shares what finally led him to reveal his truth: “I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed.”

In his conversation, Underwood shared that while in LA he visited a spa known for a gay clientele.  Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have taken nude photos of him at the venue. Underwood never saw the alleged photos and explains he was at the spa “just to look,” saying he “should have never been there.”

The unidentified blackmailer threatened to “out” him in the press, and in a panic, Underwood forwarded the email to his publicist, which forced him to finally have an honest conversation about his sexual orientation, and a reckoning, of sorts.

Adding to all of this, Underwood’s relationship with his ex Cassie Randolph has also been under fire, where in court documents she filed a restraining order, alleging that he stalked her and placed a tracking device on her car.

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Due to a joint agreement with Randolph, Underwood is limited in what he can say to the press. But in the interview with Variety, he shared he wants to clear the air, because he’s seen the word “abuse” attached to previous reports on their relationship situation.  Colton expressed, “I did not physically touch or physically abuse Cassie in any way, shape or form.”

Randolph broke up with Underwood he shares, and that he was in “such a dark place” because he knew that this would be his last straight relationship and the reality hit him hard.  Underwood clarified: “If there was anything I could do to take more ownership, I would. But also, out of respect to her, I don’t want to get into the details. I want this interview to be the last time I address her, because it’s not fair for her to have her name in articles every time I talk. I’m sorry, and I want her to know that I hope she has the best, most beautiful life.”

As far as if Colton feels ABC should discuss having a gay season of The Bachelor, or if he would come back to appear as its lead, he would only say: “I think they should discuss it.  It should be a conversation. I don’t like speaking in definitives, but I’m not in a position to be in a show like that. I’m at a crossroads in my life right now.”

Watch a portion of the interview below with Colton and Variety below.  Then share your thoughts on how Underwood decided to come out via the comment section and his plans for the near-future.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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WEDNESDAY: Y&R’s Cait Fairbanks Guest Stars on ‘The Goldbergs’

On tomorrow night’s May 12th episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Goldbergs, be on the lookout for a very familiar face from Genoa City.

That’s because The Young and the Restless Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) will guest start on the episode entitled “Alligator Schwartz” playing the role of Paula Hogan.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

 

In story: Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

So will you be watching for Cait on The Goldbergs? Comment below.

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