Legendary Comic Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller — who paved the way for today’s female comics — has died, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

We’re told Diller had recently fallen, hurting her wrist and hip, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

Phyllis began her career all the way back in 1952 — and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Later that decade, Phyllis starred in her own show called “The Phyllis Diller Show” … as well as a variety show called “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.” She was also a regular on “Laugh In.”

She also posed for Playboy — but the pics were never published.

Diller remained spunky to the very end, famously appearing in the 2005 movie “The Aristocrats,” telling an x-rated joke … better than comics half her age.

Joan Riversrecently appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” and said, Diller “broke the way for every woman comedian.”

‘San Francisco’ one-hit wonder Scott McKenzie dies at 73

Singer Scott McKenzie, who performed “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” — which became a hit in 1967 during the city’s “Summer of Love” — has died.

A statement on McKenzie’s website says the 73-year-old died on Saturday in Los Angeles. McKenzie battled Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that affects the nervous system, and had been in and out of the hospital since 2010.

“San Francisco” was written by John Phillips, the leader of the 1960s group The Mamas and the Papas. But McKenzie sang it and it has stood as an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement.

McKenzie also co-wrote “Kokomo,” a No. 1 hit for The Beach Boys in 1988, and toured with The Mamas and the Papas in the 1990s.

Headlines that make you go, HUH?

 

The first one is….
Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard

Apparently she doesn’t like being buried. “Stay down there bitch.”

Next….

   Texas woman suing Dallas Cowboys over ‘burned buttocks’

Okay, here’s the gist, she sits on a marble bench outside the Dallas Cowboys stadium and says it burned her ass so bad she had 3rd degree burns and had to have skin grafts.  Is it just me or this really an asinine law suit?  Even Wile E. Coyote knows enough to jump up when his ass is on fire.  Now she’s just going to be the butt of everyone’s jokes.  

Next….

Wounded war veteran receives new home from nonprofit, Kid Rock

Nowhere in the article does it say that Kid Rock contributed anything but a suggestion.  

“Kid Rock met the nonprofit’s founder at a past event and suggested he provide homes for injured troops from Michigan.”

“The construction costs of the Dumars’ new home, to be built in Macomb, will be donated by Pulte Homes.”

Life Imitates Art

Obama says “you didn’t build that” but Burl Ives in the 1957 movie version of Tennessee Williams play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, begs to differ, you can find the scene beginning at the 29 min mark in the movie.   Here’s the transcript.

DEACON: Look here. Telegrams!
Hundreds of them from every corner of this great state… Wishing you happy birthday.
Do you want me to read them?  One from the governor and the senator…

BIG DADDY:  It must be getting on to election time, hey, Deacon?

DEACON:  Let’s remember, we’re all lambs in the same pasture.
Everybody, including Big Daddy, owes thanks to those in high places who…

BIG DADDY:  Gave us nothing.  Every scrap on this table was raised right here on this place, Deacon.  
I made a pastureland out of this place when it was nothing but a swamp.
And it was done with the help of God, and not any governor.

Ironic, isn’t it!

By phoebe53 Posted in Video