Fred Travalena Passes Away

Fred Travalena Passes Away

 

Fred Travalena, the Las Vegas cutup and latenight TV stalwart known as "The Man of a Thousand Faces,"died Sundayat age 66 after a long battle with cancer.

According to news reports, Fred Travalena passed away at his Encino, Calif., home from nonHodgkins lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2002.

He also was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003, after which the funnyman spent five years in remission before the lymphoma returned last July.

Fred Travalena

Travalena’s master mimicry ran the fame gamut from Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson, Bugs Bunny, Dr. Ruth, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Springsteen to presidents like JFK and Richard Nixon. He boasted of having nearly 400 voices in his repertoire.

Fred was featured on shows ranging fromThe JetsonsandScoobyDootoThe Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, The Late Show With David LettermanandThe New Hollywood Squares. He also made appearances onLove BoatandFantasy Island.

Fred Travalena is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lois, two sons and a granddaughter. Our condolences go out to his family, as well as to the families and friends of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett,Billy Maysand Michael Jackson.

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Teen Choice Awards Fashion FaceOff Ashley Greene vs. Nikki Reed, Take II!

Teen Choice Awards Fashion FaceOff: Ashley Greene vs. Nikki Reed, Take II!

 

Nikki Reed is out for revenge. Ashley Greene is out for a repeat. And only you, THG readers, can determine which dream will come true…

A year ago, these Twilight Saga beauties went at it in a Fashion FaceOff that elicited a surprising result: with thousands of votes cast, Greene blew away her pretty competition. Check thepoll results for yourself.

Can Reed bounce back? Can Greene defense her title? Is the mounting tension too much to handle? End it now. Compare. Contrast. Decide.

 

Nikki Reed takes on Ashley Greene in this Fashion FaceOff. Only one beauty can win!

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Gasp Amy Winehouse Back in the Hospital

Gasp: Amy Winehouse Back in the Hospital

 

Amy Winehouse hospitalized? Never thought we would see another story like that … for the rest of January 2011. Some news just blindsides you.

The British singer, who recently resurfaced in Brazil fora live performance, checked into a private medical facility in London after feeling "a bit ill."

Not sure if that’s code for heroin, cocaine or both.

Winehouse Cleavage

VERY TROUBLED:A query on THG’s search field (above right) for "Amy Winehouse hospitalized" nets a FULL PAGE of results. That’s probably not a good sign.

The singer has beenadmitted to a clinicon London’s Harley Street after falling ill with a bout of influenza. It is the same facility where she had a boob job in 2009.

She returned to the clinic several times during 2010 due to complications following the procedure, as well as checking in after injuring herself in a drunken fall.

We wish her a speedy recovery. But aren’t holding our breath.

Lorenzo Lamas Married to Shawna Craig! Taking Her Name!

Lorenzo Lamas: Married to Shawna Craig! Taking Her Name!

 

Lorenzo Lamas. It’s a name that once made the ladies swoon.

At least we assume so. It’s been kind of awhile since he was relevant. In any case, that name is soon to be a thing of the past, because Lorenzo just married longtime fiancee Shawna Craig and will be taking her surname!

Lorenzo Lamas and Shawna Craigwed last weekendin Mexico.

Shawna Craig

So why the name change? "To start over fresh" from all of his previous marriages and divorces (this is the man’s fifth marriage), according to the star’s rep.

Shawna would be the fifth Mrs. Lamas. But that does sound pretty bad. So, Lorenzo is going to reverse the tradition and become the first Mr. Craig.

Lorenzo Craig. It doesn’t exactly evoke the same weakintheknees feeling, but you know what, give it up forShayne Lamas‘ dad for the gesture.

Tiger Woods Mistresses Full List of Women & Pictures!

Tiger Woods Mistresses: Full List of Women & Pictures!

 

Tiger Woods has been linked to so many women, it’s hard to keep them all straight. To help you out, we put together a list (with pictures) of Tiger’s mistresses!

Here’s a primer on the eight women linked to the world’s top golfer (with names, as of this writing), with corresponding images below (left to right) …

1. Rachel Uchitel.NYC club hostess. The first mistress linked to Woods, sparking his fight with wife Elin, which led to his car crash. His emails suggest he was falling for Rachel, but now she’s just worried whatdiseases he may have given her.
2. Jamie Grubbs.Tool Academycontestant and cocktail waitress. Had 31monthlong affair with Woods and coughed up the voicemail to prove it. Thinks we are dumb enough to believe her when she says shedidn’t know he was married.
3. Kalika Moquin.Club manager/promoter from Las Vegas.
4. Jamie Jungers.Very cute, but totally trashy lingerie model from Vegas. Says she spent Tiger’s money on liposuction during the time they were together.

Women of Tiger

5. Mindy Lawton.Trailer park waitress from Orlando. Kind of blah. Said Woods’ wife Elin was pregnant during their affair, and that Tiger hates condoms.
6. Cori Rist.Aspiring, mostly failed model. Met Woods at a Manhattan club last year. Was married herself (with a child) throughout her fling with Woods.
7. Holly Sampson.Former porn star. Says she first met Tiger athis bachelor party… where they had sex. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t the last time they did.
8. Joslyn James.Current porn star.

UPDATE: Since our original posting, three more mistresses have been ID’d:

9. Loredana Jolie.Playboy model and hooker linked to Tiger by her pimp.
10. Julie Postle.
Also known as "Unidentified Orlando Cocktail Waitress."
11. Theresa Rogers.
Tiger’s first and only bona fide cougar mistress!
12. Raychel Coudriet. Apparently hiscollegeage neighborgot some.

Loredana Jolie PictureJulie Postle PhotoTheresa Rogers Pic

There you go. Now you’re all up to date, and have a cheat sheet to refer back to. Until another "alleged" Tiger Woods plaything comes forward and makes this awesome composite image we made obsolete.Give it a couple of hours.

Who’s the hottest of Tiger Woods’ women? Vote below!

Rachel Uchitel
Jaimee Grubbs
Kalika Moquin
Jamie Jungers
Mindy Lawton
Cori Rist
Holly Sampson
Joslyn James
Loredana Jolie
Julie Postle
Theresa Rogers

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Lisa Vanderpump Details Bloody Restaurant Attack

Lisa Vanderpump Details Bloody Restaurant Attack

 

A Real Housewife of Beverly Hills was involved in a real messy, violent situation early this morning.

Asdetailed toTMZ by Lisa Vanderpump herself, this reality star was dining at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge with her husband and another couple when a man at another table started in with the harassment.

Vanderpump quoted the "extremely drunk" man as saying:

"I’ve seen the show. You’re wearing a lot more makeup now, and your eyes are darker and smokier. What are you doing sitting with old people?"

Lisa Vanderpump Photo

It’s not easy being a rich reality TV star.

At this, Lisa’s husband, reporter Robert Kovacik, walked over and asked the man to quiet down. He allegedly responded by striking Kovacik in the face and pushing him to the ground.

Police were called to the scene, but Vanderpump and Kovacik did not press charges. *

Instead, they went to the home of Dr. Paul Nassif (the husband of Lisa’s costar, Adrienne Maloof) and took care of Robert’s injuries there. Vanderpump says the attacker was "outrageous" and hopes Robert does bring charges against him.

Of course, because this is a reality TV star we’re talking about, it must be asked: were cameras around at the time of the confrontation?

* UPDATE: Hours later, the couple returned to the police station and requested that charges be filed.

Britney Spears Shops with Jayden James, Sean Preston

Britney Spears Shops with Jayden James, Sean Preston

 

Enjoying her brief time off in betweenUK Circus tourdates, Britney Spears took sons Sean Preston, 3 1/2, and Jayden James, 2 1/2, to Hamleys Toy Shop in London.

Talk about a cute picture, even if JJ is a tad old to be rocking the pacifier.

Then again, neither of KFed’s sons were dropped on their heads at any point during the day, so we can consider the family outing a success. Team Britney!

Here’s our girl with the cutest little tykes around

Britney Spears and Her Sons

The recovering ringleader next hits the stage Wednesday in Manchester, England, before heading to Ireland and France as The Circus Starring Britney Spears rolls on.

So far, reaction to the singer’s European tour has been mixed:

  • The Sun, under the headline "All A Brit Dull," called Britney Spears, who is dating her agentJason Trawick, "completely uninspiring … just a girl walking around, flicking her hair and miming to some average pop songs."
  • The Daily Mirror, however, loved "Britney’s Sexy Circus," saying anyone expecting a  wholesomeasmom’sapplepie image are in for a rude awakening!"
  • The Guardianopined that "there’s something unsexy about all of it, possibly because of something weirdly characterless about the woman at its centre."
  • The Daily Mail, noting some of her welldocumented troubles, praised the show and Spears for staging of one of pop’s most "remarkable comebacks."
  • Daily Telegraph rock writer Neil McCormick writes: "Lipsynced, autotuned and double tracked, her vocals are as unashamedly prerecorded as her backing tracks," calling it "the most perfectly plastic pop show ever staged." 

Her critics probably just haven’t seen those clips ofSean Preston and Jayden James dancing. Now that would change the minds of even the most ardent haters.