Anyone who has ever snuck a peek at a Playboy magazine found in the woods or under their dad’s side of the mattress should be observing a moment of silence today. Although I have a feeling Hugh Hefner would be flattered if your moment involved 5-to-10 minutes alone with one of his magazines.
Spin cycle classes, UGG stores and Starbucks all across middle America will be emptier than Chip Gaines’ head today, because all basic moms will be at home blasting a Sam Smith song from their Spotify playlist as hot tears fly out of their ducts as they clutch the giant clock they bought on sale at Magnolia Market. Because the King and Queen of Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines, announced today that the fifth season of their extremely popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper, will be its last.
According to Variety, comedian, actor, radio host, and owner of a face that seemed to be everywhere on television in the late 80s and mid-90s, Jay Thomas, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
Variety reports that comedian and telethon enthusiast Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. I refuse to believe that Jerry Lewis just walked into the afterlife. Jerry Lewis made his entrance by tripping over a pile of clouds or the tails on a ghost’s tuxedo. At the very least, he definitely announced his arrival by yelling, “Hey angel layyyyyydeeeeeeee!”
This news is bound to hit hard for a lot of different people: fans of plays, fans of films, fans of guys who look handsome in cowboy hats and/or pilot gear while appearing in films. A family spokesperson has confirmed to Variety that playwright, actor, director, and screenwriter Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73. Sam died at his home in Kentucky on Thursday from complications from ALS.