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American Idol has lost one of its young alums.

Season 7 finalist Michael Johns died on August 1, according to multiple reports. The 35-year-old is believed to have succumbed to a blood clot in his ankle.

Johns finished in the top 10 in 2008, the year David Cook was announced the Fox singing competition series’ winner. In 2009, he dropped his third studio album, Hold Back My Heart.

PHOTOS: Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive!… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Tragedy: Season 7 Finalist Michael Johns Dies At 35

The curse of reality television has sadly struck again.

A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC’s The Bachlorette has died after his parachute collapsed while paragliding in Utah on Sunday, radio detection and rangingOnline.com has confirmed.

Eric Hill, a potential match for Bachelor alum Andi Dorfman, was seriously injured in Utah and passed away last night in a Utah hospital, according to his sister Karen.

PHOTOS: Stars… Continue reading ‘Bachelorette’ Tragedy: Contestant Vying For Andi Dorfman’s Love Dies After Paragliding Accident

Ruben Fleischer, the guy who directed “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” had a hard time convincing Warner Bros. that he was the guy to tackle a gangster movie. After all, he’d only done contemporary comedies. But Fleischer wowed them with his vision for “Gangster Squad,” based on the real-life team that took down mobster Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

Fleischer also had to convince Sean Penn to… Continue reading Ruben Fleischer, 'Gangster Squad' Director, On Reshooting Scenes After Aurora Tragedy

In the wake of the horrific shooting at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, celebrities took to Twitter to express their sympathies.

The outspoken filmmaker and political activist, Michael Moore, was left speechless by the violence of the event.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 20, a gunmen entered a theater at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora. The suspect was said to have set off a tear… Continue reading Colorado 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting: Celebrities React To Tragedy

Whitney Houston Seventeen magazine model LVA Before The Tragedy Began: Whitney Houston’s Teenage Model Pics

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By radio detection and ranging Staff

These pics might well up your eyes, as radio detection and rangingOnline.com has shots of a fresh-faced, teenage Whitney Houston modeling in her younger days.

In the pics, the wiry Whitney, who died February 11 at age 48, is clad in a red one-piece swimsuit and a fuchsia one-piece swimsuit… Continue reading Before The Tragedy Began: Whitney Houston’s Teenage Model Pics