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.
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.
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.
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.
Britney Spears and KFed at Sons’ Little League Game: Sort of Awkward!
As former couples go, Britney Spears and KFed aren’t exactly Mel and Oksana or Halle and Gabriel. But they’re not exactly on great terms, either.
The twosome didn’t exactly hit it out of the park at their son’s Little League game on Sunday, keeping their distance and exchanging nary a word.
The "Till The World Ends" singer rooted on Sean Preston from the stands with BFJason Trawick, and her younger son Jayden James. As for KFed?
Federline arrived earlier with his girlfriend, Victoria Prince, who is somehow still dating the guy after all this time. What happened when they showed up?
"When Jayden saw Britney, he raced over to her and she picked him up and gave him a big kiss. He wanted to sit with Britney and Jason," a source said.
"Victoria was sitting in the front row right next to Britney and Jason, but she kept to herself and talked to friends."Then for the MAJOR scoop of the day:
At one point, Spears and her former agent beau walked Jayden over to the snack shack where the "Hold It Against Me" singer ordered a slurpee. OMG.
"When they came back to the bleachers, Britney’s friend was there with a newborn baby and Britney couldn’t wait to hold him,"a source says.
"She was cooing at the baby and Jason was patting the baby’s head. Britney looked like she was in heaven holding the baby over her shoulder."
"She kept kissing him and smiling."
Sneak peek at your future right there, Jason Trawick. After the game ended, reports say Spears and Federline continued to avoid each other.
Says a source: "He and Britney didn’t come near each other until the end of the game, and even then, they stayed separate and didn’t talk."
Hey, it could be a lot worse. Fed could be suing her likeFernando Flores. Think about it. He’s definitely seen Britney nude at least twice …