Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Jeanne Cooper (Y&R Grande Dame Katherine Chancellor) Dies Announced By Son Corbin Bernsen

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Washingtonpost By Lynn Elber

Media Credit: KTLA 5

Posted: Wednesday May 8, 2013 @ 6:28 p.m. PST



Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” died May 8. She was 84.

Her son, the actor Corbin Bernsen, announced her death on Facebook. She was in a Los Angeles area hospital, said Bernsen’s spokesman, Charles Sherman, who said the cause of death was not immediately available.

Ms. Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, becoming its longest-tenured cast member. The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in a drama series in 2008.

“God knows it’s claimed a big part of my life,” she told the Associated Press in March as “The Young and the Restless” celebrated its milestone 40th anniversary.

As the years passed, Ms. Cooper brushed aside thoughts of saying goodbye to the show and its fictional Wisconsin town of Genoa City.

“What would I do?” she told the AP as she turned 83 in October. “I’m no good at crocheting. My fingers would bleed,”

On April 12, Bernsen tweeted that his mother faced an “uphill battle” for an undisclosed illness. In subsequent days he wrote of her gradual improvement and said that she’d been taken off breathing equipment.

In a Facebook posting April 17, Bernsen said his mother cursed several times, “showing me that she’s becoming her old self, not thrilled about the situation, and ready to get out of the hospital and shake up the world.”

Wilma Jeanne Cooper was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Taft, Calif. She attended the College of the Pacific and performed in local theater productions before her professional career began with the 1953 film “The Redhead From Wyoming,” starring Maureen O’Hara. Other film credits include “The Boston Strangler” with Tony Curtis (1968) and “Tony Rome” with Frank Sinatra in 1967.

She had a parallel career in TV, with shows including “The Adventures of Kit Carson” in 1953 and “The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” in 1954 and “Bracken’s World” in 1969-70.

In a recurring role on “L.A. Law,” Ms. Cooper played the mother to Bernsen’s character, Arnie, and received a 1987 Emmy nomination for best guest actress in a drama. Bernsen later joined his mother on her series, making several appearances as a priest, Father Todd.

But it was her role on “The Young and the Restless” that made her a TV star intimately familiar to viewers.

In 1984, Ms. Cooper’s real-life facelift was televised on the show as her character underwent the surgery at the same time and had no regrets about it.

“It opened up reconstructive surgery for so many people, youngsters getting things done,” she said. “To this day, people will come up to me and say, ‘Thank you so much for doing that. My mom or I had something done, and not just cosmetic surgery.’ That was an incredible experience in my life.”

“The Young and the Restless” has topped the daytime serial ratings for more than 24 years, in part because of the continuity provided by Ms. Cooper and its other longtime stars, including Eric Braeden.

Ms. Cooper’s 30-year marriage to Harry Bernsen ended in divorce.

In addition to Corbin Bernsen, survivors include two other chilren, Caren Bernsen and Collin Bernsen; and eight grandchildren.

— Associated Press


David Walliams 41, (Britain’s Got Talent) and Lara Stone 29, Welcomes a New Baby

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: London Evening Standard

Posted: Wednesday May 8, 2013 @1:54 a.m PST

Britain’s Got Talent star David Walliams has become a father for the first time.

His wife, model Lara Stone, has given birth to a boy, it has been confirmed.

The couple married three years ago in London.

A spokeswoman for Dutch fashion model Stone, 29, said: “We can confirm they have had a baby boy.”

Hyuna “4Minute” Sick and Hospitalized

Blogged By: De De Tillman


Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Wednesday May 8, 2013 @1:27 a.m PST



Cube Entertainment has released an update on Hyuna’s upcoming schedules after being hospitalised for high fever and dehydration.

On May 6th, it was reported that Hyuna was admitted to to the hospital after falling ill amidst her busy schedules. It was later on confirmed that she was admitted for high fever and dehydration. The agency further released an update saying that Hyuna will remain in hospital for a thorough check-up on May 7th.

An official revealed that they are currently focused on Hyuna’s recovery and has excluded her for the group’s performances this week. 4minute attended a prerecording session for SBS Inkigayo without Hyuna today and will continue to alter their schedules depending on her recovery.

4minute recently returned to the music scene with the release of their mini-album “Name is 4minute” and is promoting the track “What’s Your Name?” on various entertainment programs.