3 Jun 2012 04:55 PM EST
-by Vania Andre, Senior Staff Writer; Image: Richard Dawson on Family Feud (Image Source: People)
Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dies
The original host of Family Feud, Richard Dawson, died Saturday at the age of 79 of esophageal cancer.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer,” his son Gary Dawson said in a statement. “He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered.”
Pooch Hall Leaves BET’s The Game
BET’s hit series, The Game, has lost a second actor. Pooch Hall isn’t returning for the sixth season. Hall isn’t coming back because of his involvement in a new project, BET said in a statement Thursday. His announcement comes on the heels of Tia Mowry-Hardict, who announced earlier this week she isn’t returning to the show either. The two play husband and wife, Melanie Barnett and Derwin Davis.
Drew Barrymore Gets Married
Actress Drew Barrymore married fiancé Will Kopelman Saturday at her Montecito home in California. Kopelaman, an art dealer, and Barrymore are expecting their first child. The two were engaged for five months before tying the knot. Guest included Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Fallon.
Desperate Housewives Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies
Actress Kathryn Joosten died Saturday from lung cancer. She was 72. Joosten is best known for her role as Karen McCluskey on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. She had been suffering from lung cancer for the past 11 years. She’s survived by a brother, two sons, and two grandchildren.
Ashley Judd to Talk Sex Abuse on Mother’s Show
Actress Ashley Judd will discuss sex abuse allegations on her mother Naomi Judd’s new satellite radio talk show this coming Tuesday. Judd reveled she was a victim of sexual abuse in her memoir, All That is Bitter & Sweet, released in 2011.
“I admit I’m a little nervous about doing it [the interview] because this is the first time that Ashley and I have ever done anything together. And I’m going to ask her about what happened in our relationship... I have to take a deep breath before that one,” her mother Naomi said. “I know she’ll want to talk about her severe depression and share some ways that have gotten her to such a happy, stable place, but I think really it’s probably going to be about our relationship.”
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