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Death invades the ranks of life again, and this time is truly a heartwrenching. We are deeply saddened to inform you all that actor, Luke Perry, has passed at the age of 52. Luke, known for his role of “Dylan McKay,” on 90210 and Archie Andrews’ father on The CW’s hit series, Riverdale, has passed after suffering a massive stroke late last week.

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Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold Robinson told CNN.
“He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time,” a statement from Robinson read.
Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in the small community of Fredericktown, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting soon after graduating from high school.
There he worked a series of odd jobs as he tried to break into the business.
The Big Apple beckoned in 1988 after he scored an appearance as Ned Bates on the soap opera “Loving,” which required him to move to New York City.
In 2013 during an appearance on the radio show “Sway in the Morning,” Perry said it took him 256 auditions before he scored his first gig.
“I just kept thinking, ‘You know, I just walked out of a room full of fools,'” Perry said of how he maintained the confidence to keep going. “Those people have no idea.”
The same year as his “Loving” appearance, Perry landed a role on another soap, this time portraying Kenny on “Another World.”
But it was his role as seemingly bad boy Dylan McKay on Fox’s “Beverly Hills 90210” in 1990 which shot Perry into the atmosphere.
The series was both wildly popular and also criticized because of its willingness to take on topics such as teens being sexually active.
“We have done some shows that dealt with pretty some touchy topics and people weren’t altogether happy with how we dealt with it,” Perry said during an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in the 1990s. “I thought we handled it pretty intelligently and we were willing to answer the questions we brought up.”
Perry’s character was so popular among fans that in 1991 an expected crowd of 2,000 at a Florida mall turned into a stampede of 10,000 when he appeared at an autograph signing.
Several people were hospitalized and the mall was forced to shut its doors after the chaos.
The actor famously left the show in Season 6, seeking to break away from the Dylan character, but returned in Season 9.
Perry also appeared on the big screen with roles in films including “Good Intentions,” “Red Wing” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which later became a hit television series.
He made his Broadway debut in 2002 as Brad in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
But it was the small screen that showed the actor the most love, with roles on “The Incredible Hulk,” “Jeremiah,” “Oz,” “Windfall” and “John from Cincinnati.”
More recently, Perry took on the role as Archie Andrews’ father Fred in the hit CW drama “Riverdale,” based on the characters from the Archie comics.
Perry married “Teen Wolf Too” actress Rachel Sharp in 1993 and the couple welcomed son Jack and daughter Sophie.
They divorced a decade later.
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There is never a “right time to die,” but to add further disappointment to this tragedy is that we will not get to see him alongside his former co-stars Jason Priestly, Ian Ziering, and Jenny Garth as they do the 90210 reunion/miniseries this summer. We are not sure now Riverdale, will move forward with his character, if at all. We would like to offer our prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones. Luke, you will be missed.

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A$AP Rocky Deemed Flight Risk, Set To Be Detained in Swedish Prison for Six More Days!

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and The White House may be working to release A$AP Rocky, but they still have no power over the sovereign nation of Sweden. Help seems to be on the way for the rapper who has been in incarcerated in the Scandanavian country since July 2nd, but it is not coming fast enough, as now Sweden deemed him a flight risk and will be detaining him for at least six more days. This all stems from a suspected assault during a street altercation.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and The White House may be working to release A$AP Rocky, but they still have no power over the sovereign nation of Sweden. Help seems to be on the way for the rapper who has been in incarcerated in the Scandanavian country since July 2nd, but it is not coming fast enough, as now Sweden deemed him a flight risk and will be detaining him for at least six more days. This all stems from a suspected assault during a street altercation.

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Following two weeks of detainment in a Swedish jail as prosecutors investigated his involvement in a street altercation, A$AP Rocky will now be spending another six days behind bars after being deemed a flight risk.

A hearing in Stockholm District Court on Friday morning granted prosecutors’ request for more time to investigate the alleged assault, PEOPLE confirms. The prosecutor now has until Thursday, July 25 to decide whether to charge the rapper or not.

“The Court decided that the artist will remain in custody until 25 July, because of the flight risk. This gives us time to complete the investigation,” prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement.

“We have worked intensively with the investigation and need more time, until Thursday next week in order to complete the preliminary investigation. As long as the preliminary investigation is ongoing, I cannot give any further comments.”

Neither a rep for A$AP Rocky nor his lawyer immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

On July 2, A$AP Rocky, né Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm following a street altercation for suspected assault, along with three others who were involved in the incident — “two of whom were suspected of serious abuse and one of the abuse of the normal degree,” the prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

A$AP Rocky last appeared in Stockholm District Court with his previous attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja on July 5, and it was then that the judge ruled on the two-week investigation — though the possibility remained that he could be held for longer if prosecutors needed more time.

On July 9, a source close to the rapper told PEOPLE that the Swedish jail where A$AP Rocky was being held is “inhumane” and “horrific.”

“The conditions of the facility are horrific,” the source said. “Some of the inhumane conditions Rocky and his colleagues are facing at the Stockholm Detention Center include 24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, access to palatable and life-sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions.”

“Rocky is now being detained for an unknown period of time until they have a trial and he is having his legal and basic human rights ignored while being forced to live in inhumane conditions — all for acting in self-defense,” the source alleged.

We hate to hear A$AP Rocky is still incarcerated, and are praying for his speedy release and return home. He should not travel abroad for awhile–or at least nowhere in Northern Europe!

 

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Well, This Is News! Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She NEVER Wanted to Marry Will Smith!

When it comes to the celebrity power couples in Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are top tier. Their relationship, although it has had its pitfalls, has become something to aspire to and somewhat revere. Thus news that Jada initially NEVER wanted to marry Will, instead feeling pressured into a union by her family is surprising. Mrs. Pinkett-Smith revealed the surprising news in a recent interview with New York Daily News.

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When it comes to the celebrity power couples in Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are top tier. Their relationship, although it has had its pitfalls, has become something to aspire to and somewhat revere. Thus news that Jada initially NEVER wanted to marry Will, instead feeling pressured into a union by her family is surprising. Mrs. Pinkett-Smith revealed the surprising news in a recent interview with New York Daily News.

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Pinkett Smith, 47, told People in a new interview that she “never wanted to get married” — but felt pressured into it by her family.

“I had never seen a happy marriage,” she told People, saying she “adored” her partner, but did not want to marry.

Her mother, known as Gammy, called Will crying — which Pinkett Smith said was “infuriating” — and the meddling mom said “You have to get married.”

The couple married on New Year’s Eve in 1997 when Pinkett Smith was in her first trimester of pregnancy with son Jaden, now 20. The pair also share daughter Willow, 18. And Will has a son, Trey, 26, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.

Pinkett Smith told People that she’s happy she did get married, but that she and Smith, 50, still do not label themselves as married.

“It’s more of a life partnership … I don’t own him. He doesn’t own me. He has to be his own person first, and vice versa … Love is freedom,” Pinkett Smith told People.

We are glad The Smiths have worked out and are continuing to make each other better people. Kudos to Jada for being so transparent!

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Hit Singer, Lizzo (@Lizzo), Wants to Play “Ursula” in “The Litttle Mermaid” Live Action Remake, Melissa McCarthy Reportedly in Talks for Role!

The “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” at Disney have some decisions to make when it comes to casting for the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid. The coveted role of the film’s larger than life villainess, Ursula, is being sought after by hit singer, Lizzo, although comedian and actress, Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks with Disney for the role. This is quite the conundrum as both are amazingly talented women.

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The “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” at Disney have some decisions to make when it comes to casting for the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid. The coveted role of the film’s larger than life villainess, Ursula, is being sought after by hit singer, Lizzo, although comedian and actress, Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks with Disney for the role. This is quite the conundrum as both are amazingly talented women.

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On Friday, Variety reported that actress Melissa McCarthy is in “early talks” to join the project as the tentacled villain from the original 1989 movie.

But fans on Twitter immediately put up the “Truth Hurts” singer as the perfect person for the role.

Lizzo agreed. She even shared a 2018 video of herself dressed up as Ursula, and singing a rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from the movie.

“I’M URSULA. PERIOD,” she wrote alongside the video.

We have to say we are #TeamLizzo when it comes to her playing Ursula. She has the size, voice, charisma, and she’s a really amazing singer. Melissa needs to show us she’s got the chops to pull off Poor, Unfortunate Souls. It’s easy all all she has to do is perform a few bars and won’t cost her anything–but her voice!

 

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