Last month, it was announced that Zachary Quinto, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright and J.J. Abrams are in the early stages of putting together a movie for Paramount about the down-low Old Hollywood love between Anthony Perkins and 1950s hunk of hotness Tab Hunter. The movie is based on Tab’s 2005 memoir, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, where he wrote about having to stay shush about being gay as Hollywood tried to turn him into a perfect(ly straight) leading man. Anthony Perkins died in 1992, and sadly, Tab Hunter isn’t going to see Jason Momoa play him and Idris Elba play Anthony Perkins (shut up about Jason and Idris not looking like Tab and Anthony, I just want to see those two hump on camera) on the big-screen, because he died at the age of 86 last night.
In case you don’t know, like I didn’t know, here’s how you sign “sad” in ASL. Or if you can’t watch that video and want to show the proper emotion for the death of a gold-hearted icon, bawl your eyeballs out while doing an extra wall slide of pure, potent sadness. Because it is a sad day.
Koko, who became an international legend when she mastered sign language, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning at her home in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Woodside, CA. She was 46.
I’m still processing the devastating news of Anthony Bourdain‘s death by apparent suicide, as I imagine a lot of people are. He was one of the rare, unfiltered, honest, and passionate public figures who shared just enough of himself to make us think we knew him. And we liked him so so much, we really did. But as hard a pill his passing is for us to swallow, his friends and family are suffering more. Anthony’s girlfriend Asia Argento is not only having to deal with the death of a loved one, she’s also having to deal with the cruel speculation of the press about her relationship with Anthony and what role it might have played in his decision to take his own life.
It’s really been an awful week. We started it with the sad news of Kate Spade’s suicide, and now we’re ending it with the extremely shocking news that culinary legend Anthony Bourdain has been found dead of what reports are describing as a suicide.
CNN says Anthony was in France filming the latest season of his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television show Parts Unknown. He was reportedly found unresponsive in his hotel room by his good friend, French chef Eric Ripert. He was 61 years old.
This is a triple gut punch of sad. Kate Spade (government name: Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade), fashion designer and creator of the iconic Kate Spade line of nylon purses, died at her apartment on Park Avenue in NYC today. CBS News says that Kate was found by her housekeeper at around 10:20 this morning. TMZ is hearing that left a suicide note. She was only 55.
All together now: NOT THE ONLY LOIS LANE WHO MATTERS!
Margot Kidder died yesterday at her home in Montana. Sadly, she died at my favorite age: 69.
A rep from the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT confirmed to TMZ that Margot has died. As for how she died, that’s not known yet. But the Park County Attorney said that an unknown person called 911 and reported that Margot was not breathing and unconscious. She was dead when the police got to her house. They have opened up an investigation into what happened to her.