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Posts Tagged ‘Bea Arthur’

Tony Ortega Puts the Skids on Tom Cruise TMZ Item

Here’s a suggestion for TMZ. When the next need-for-verification Church of Scientology-tinged item comes along, like this Friday afternoon EXCLUSIVE speculating that a pair of wee-hour motorcycle riders were Tom Cruise and girlfriend, check with Tony Ortega first.

The former Village Voice editor-in-chief works tirelessly at the helm of his must-read Scientology blog The Underground Bunker. No one knows more about CoS celebrity members past, present and near future-than this guy. If TMZ had checked with Ortega, they could have easily avoided this Saturday morning admonition:

This isn’t the first time that ex-Scientologist Tiziano Lugli has been mistaken for Tom Cruise zipping around Hollywood on his Ducati motorcycle.

But TMZ? You’d think Harvey Levin’s outfit would want a bit more confirmation before deciding that a video of Tiziano and his wife Jamie is Tom Cruise and his “Rebound Chick.”

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Rue McClanahan Dead at 76

rue_mcclanahan_1.jpgGolden Girl Rue McClanahan has passed from a major stroke.

From SFGate.com:

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 76.

Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke.

88-year-old Betty White is the only surviving member of the four women who starred in “Golden Girls.” Estelle Getty died in 2008. Bea Arthur died from cancer last year.

Rest in peace.

So Long, Bea Arthur

Actress Bea Arthur died today in her Los Angeles home after a battle with cancer. Gad, we’re going to miss the fabulous old bird.

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