Some Sad News Today Ramones founder Dee Dee Ramone found dead. Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of the pioneer punk band the Ramones, was found dead of a possible drug overdose in his Hollywood home, the coroner’s office said […]

I Believe He Can Fry

CAUGHT ON TAPE R&B star R. Kelly, he of the hit song “I Believe I Can Fly,” was arrested in Florida Wednesday hours after a Chicago grand jury indicted him on 21 charges of child pornography stemming from a videotape […]

From The “Where Are They Now File”

The Evil One Is Back! Evel Knievel wants to jump again.

She continues to steal the headlines

REALITY BITES Winona Ryder’s preliminary hearing in her shoplifting case interrupted after a photographer’s camera struck her on the arm–which she had previously injured. Her attorney says Ryder’s arm is broken. The case will resume on Thursday.

This story is for me

Henson Leaves Muppet HQ Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, announced Thursday that he is stepping down from his post of chairman of Jim Henson Co., the company that brings you Kermit the Frog. Henson said he had […]

Getting Free Stuff Is Cool!

Pampering The Celebs Whether you’re negotiating a raise, a home loan, or just a great price on that garage-sale knicknack, you need to think like a pop star: Be bold, and insist on getting exactly what you want. To give […]

All the best, D!

REHABBING Diana Ross entering the Promises rehab center in Malibu, California, for unspecified “personal issues,” according to her publicist. “Diana Ross voluntarily entered Promises to clear up some personal issues before she starts on a summer tour in both the […]


MOURNED Mildred Wirt Benson, journalist and original author of Nancy Drew, the popular children’s mystery series about a young sleuth which captivated a generation of young girls, died Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio. She was 96.

Leave him there! Please leave him there!

He’s Going Into Space It looks like Lance Bass of the boy-band sensation ‘N Sync has the right stuff — at least as far as the Russian space agency is concerned.

This is sad news! I used to love Mad MAgazine when I was a kid.

R.I.P. Dave Berg, whose irreverent and affectionate cartoons for Mad magazine captured “The Lighter Side” of life in suburban America for more than 40 years, died on Friday. He was 81.