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"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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We've lost a true patriot and American hero. He's one of the greatest celebrities to come out of Toledo and the state of Ohio. He's right up there with Jamie Farr, Danny Thomas, Art Tatum, Tom Sholz, Gloria Steinem, Cynthia Myers, Lyfe Jennings, and the bassist from Weezer (sorry Katie Holmes, you didn't want to be in the new Batman movie). Bozo, you will be missed. I never made it to the TV show in Chicago.

 

Native Toledoan delighted millions as Bozo the Clown

 

Article published Friday, July 4, 2008

ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

LOS ANGELES - Larry Harmon, 83, a Toledo native who turned the character Bozo the Clown into a show business staple that delighted children for more than a half-century, died of congestive heart failure yesterday.

 

Though not the original Bozo, Mr. Harmon portrayed the popular clown in countless appearances and, as an entrepreneur, he licensed the character to others, particularly dozens of television stations around the country. The TV stations in turn hired actors to be their local Bozos.

 

Blade staff contributed to this report.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080704/NEWS13/807040415

 

 

 

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i used to know the guy who started the marco's pizza chain when he was opening his first shop, he's like a toledo celebrity, no?

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From newsnet5.com:

http://www.newsnet5.com/entertainment/16955653/detail.html

 

'Golden Girls' Star Estelle Getty Dies

Actress, 84, Suffered From Advanced Dementia

 

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POSTED: 1:37 pm EDT July 22, 2008

UPDATED: 2:23 pm EDT July 22, 2008

 

Actress Estelle Getty has died.

 

Her son, Carl Gettleman, says the co-star of the television show "The Golden Girls" died early Tuesday at home in Los Angeles.

 

Gettleman said that his mother suffered from advanced dementia.

 

The diminutive actress spent 40 years struggling for success before landing the role of a lifetime in 1985, playing the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on "The Golden Girls."

 

The Golden Girls," featuring four female retirees sharing a house in Miami, grew out of NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff's belief that television was ignoring its older viewers.

 

Three of its stars had already appeared in previous series: Bea Arthur in "Maude," Betty White in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rue McClanahan in "Mama's Family."

 

The last character to be cast was Getty's Sophia Petrillo, the feisty 80-something mother of Arthur's character.

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The sad thing about this is that I have the Golden Girls Season 1 on DVD  :lol:

 

My wife bought it for me as a gag gift because every time it's on (Lifetime, no less!) I scoff at my wife. Then I sit down and laugh and laugh, because dammit, the show was funny!

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The sad thing about this is that I have the Golden Girls Season 1 on DVD :lol:

 

My wife bought it for me as a gag gift because every time it's on (Lifetime, no less!) I scoff at my wife. Then I sit down and laugh and laugh, because dammit, the show was funny!

And many topics are still relevant today.

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R.I.P., Ma.  My friends and I (all of us in our 50s) can relate to the Golden Girls 100%.  Especially the not so subtle age discrimination and the body falling apart at the seams.  We also have a friend who is a big time puta (whore) who makes Blanche look like a nun.  I am likened to Dorothy, much to my chagrin. Of course, we also have our own sweet little mid-western Rose Nyland type.  There's one in every crowd!

 

Estelle Getty was a real character and a genuine mensch in the best sense of the word. 

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Actor and comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50

 

By F.N. D'ALESSIO

Associated Press Writer

 

 

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.

 

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_BERNIE_MAC?SITE=OHCIN&SECTION=AMERICAS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

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R.I.P.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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i heard about this while living it up a little yesterday afternoon on the rooftop of the gansevoort hotel -- ironically they were playing old stax records like green onions and soul man at the time....which i am sure isaac had a heavy hand in.

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It looks like Ohio's proudest celebrity is up to his old antics again. This year, the Dayton Deviant went after a nanny...

 

Rob Lowe's Nanny Speaks Out, Claims Groping And Flashing

 

Huffington Post | April 15, 2008 02:10 PM

 

Last Monday actor Rob Lowe wrote an exclusive blog for Huffington Post as preemptive strike against what he described as a $1.5M blackmail attempt by a former nanny to his two sons. He has since filed a lawsuit against her and two other members of his household staff. Tuesday that nanny, Jessica Gibson, appeared on Today with her attorney Gloria Allred. She claims she was sexually harassed and assaulted but kept working because she needed the job.

 

More below:

 

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Great video on the web link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/15/rob-lowes-nanny-speaks-ou_n_96746.html?page=4

 

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Just so you know, Rob Lowe got in trouble in the 80's for filming himself having sex with an underage teenage girl. This reply from the website above sums it up best: And you think Rob Lowe has credibility? His romp with a 16-year-old girl in the sleaziest imaginable way has been caught on tape. He is a total creep.

 

From wiki:

 

In 1988, Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with two females, one of whom was sixteen, in Atlanta while attending the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Lowe has asserted that he did not know that the second girl was underaged, and it was confirmed that the two had met at a bar, which the girl entered by lying about her age.

 

Further complicating the issue was another part of the same tape that leaked at the time, showing Lowe, a young American model called "Jennifer," and "Justin Morris" having a ménage à trois in a hotel room in Paris. This part of the original tape was made commercially available, and was sold as one of the first commercially available "celebrity sex tapes," damaging his public image.

 

Lowe's career was damaged by the scandal, and he later entered a rehabilitation clinic for alcohol and sex addiction. Eventually, his career rebounded and Lowe mocked his own behavior during two post-scandal appearances as host of Saturday Night Live. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Lowe

 

More Rob Lowe videos...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVJDi-glyGE&feature=related

 

creepy scene from "Youngblood"- Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze will skate into your heart!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UBSPjKkyzA&feature=related

 

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He's not even Oakwood's Proudest Citizen, let alone Ohio's.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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haha. rob. freakin. lowe. he's from five oaks in dayton. he lived around the corner from my spouse. he's a little older, but she made out with him once when they were kids, too -- which i give her no end of grief about. she says he was cute and he looked like a girl and she loved his gay hippy pookie beads!!!  :whip:  also, his dad is or was a lawyer in dayton who my father in law knows pretty well.

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haha. rob. freakin. lowe. he's from five oaks in dayton. he lived around the corner from my spouse. he's a little older, but she made out with him once when they were kids, too -- which i give her no end of grief about. she says he was cute and he looked like a girl and she loved his gay hippy pookie beads!!! :whip: also, his dad is or was a lawyer in dayton who my father in law knows pretty well.

 

Your wife made out with rob lowe?  I would neer tell anyone that.  It's not like he's Gene Simmons or someone legendary!

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^It'd actually be more likely to be James Spader, the Godfather of Creepy. Sheen is mainly just a raging cokehead mimbo, not quite the level of sexual deviancy seen in Rob Lowe and James Spader.

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He's not even Oakwood's Proudest Citizen, let alone Ohio's.

 

I know. It was meant to be sarcastic. Rob Lowe is just absurd, but sadly, not even close to Ohio's creepiest celebrity.

 

That clip from Youngblood was weird as f$&k...

 

You've got to see that movie. Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze will skate into your heart!

 

It's a f$&king ridiculous film (the slogan above is taken from it). It's meant to be a chick flick, but it's really offensive to women and quite vulgar. For one summer, my roommates and I had a Rob Lowe/brat pack marathon. "Youngblood" certainly took the title as most blatantly homoerotic movie of that bunch. The people at the OU library thought we were crazy for renting it, especially as we laughed at the slogan "Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze will skate into your heart!" I didn't really know how bad Rob Lowe was until my roommate enlightened us about his legendary creepiness.

 

We mainly rented the Rob Lowe movies because Demi Moore played the best coke slut in Hollywood history. Demi Moore in "St. Elmo's Fire" has to be one of the hottest Hollywood characters of all time. Demi Moore also played a great woman in "About Last Night" in which she meets Rob Lowe through a one night stand. She was simply lecherous. I just wish Rob Lowe hadn't tainted what was already pretty tainted soil. :|

 

Still, Demi Moore at her prime is unmatchable. That soft skin, perfect, lustrous hair, killer eyes, porn star body, and raspy cigarette smoker voice add up to one hell of a sexy chick. 1980's Demi Moore beats anyone today. The Demi Moore of "St. Elmo's Fire" is my all-time dream girl. Julianna "Jules" Van Patten is the most desirable Hollywood character in history- enough drugs and drama to keep it interesting, enough beauty to make you stay. That's exactly the kind of girl I want to marry.

 

Look at how hot Demi Moore is at :36, and look at Rob Lowe deflowering a virgin at 3:08...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5oCPchQWoI&feature=related

 

There's also some great themes in this film. You don't want to ever end up like Emilio Estevez in this movie...

 

 

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Anyway, this is from my "frequently asked questions" section about my documentary on hooking up. I make sure to get some jabs at Rob Lowe and other Ohio "role models".

 

2. Some of the visuals look creepy. Did you ever feel like a vouyer?

 

Honestly, not really. I wasn’t hiding in a bush with binoculars or anything like that. It’s not like I’m Rob Lowe. I don’t really look like a predator, and when I had my fro, drunk chicks would just come up and “pet” me like I was a dog or something. I put myself right out in the open and actually tried to attract attention to myself. It was quite surprising how many people would come up just to be on camera. It’s not like I picked up underage girls, brought them back to my place, and filmed myself hooking up with them. I’m not about to tread into Rob Lowe territory, 1988 in particular. He’s also an Ohioan. What is it with freaky people being from Ohio? sh!t, you got Rob Lowe, Carmen Electra, John Holmes, Raven Riley, Larry Flint, Jerry Springer, Traci Lords, Cynthia Myers, and then those strippers that serve drinks at golf courses in Toledo. Ohio is f$&ked up….hence why it was the perfect place to make this documentary. There’s a big alcoholic youth-driven underworld beneath all the Midwest “family values” facade. I’m trying to show that juxtaposition. If the world ends, it will start in Ohio. The iron cage is busting at the seams.

 

 

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haha. rob. freakin. lowe. he's from five oaks in dayton. he lived around the corner from my spouse. he's a little older, but she made out with him once when they were kids, too -- which i give her no end of grief about. she says he was cute and he looked like a girl and she loved his gay hippy pookie beads!!!  :whip:  also, his dad is or was a lawyer in dayton who my father in law knows pretty well.

 

Your wife made out with rob lowe?  I would neer tell anyone that.  It's not like he's Gene Simmons or someone legendary!

 

umm, wait.

 

lowe was a neighborhood peer.....but gene simmons could be her father. ewwww you sicko!

 

^It'd actually be more likely to be James Spader, the Godfather of Creepy. Sheen is mainly just a raging cokehead mimbo, not quite the level of sexual deviancy seen in Rob Lowe and James Spader.

 

i work with a guy who's cousin used to date james spader. he brought him to a wedding and my co-worker was grilling him all night about his movies and stuff. i laughed at that story.

 

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EUR has learned that after an extended illness, seminal comedian Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, has died in Akron, Ohio. He was 81.

 

 

EUR was initially informed of the news by comedienne Luenell, a friend of the family.

 

Moore, whose actual name was Rudolph Frank Moore, passed away Sunday from complications of diabetes, his only child and daughter, Yvette "Rusty" Wesson, told us.

 

According to Wikipedia, Moore is perhaps best known as Dolemite, the uniquely articulate pimp (“… rappin’ & tappin’ is my game!”) from the 1975 film "Dolemite," and its sequel, "The Human Tornado." The persona was developed during his earlier stand-up comedy records.

 

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur47952.cfm


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This is is just sad on so many levels. I recently watched the DVD concert documentary that came with "Lyfe Change" where he sat down with little kids and talked about trying to be a good role model for them. He also toured around his old Ohio prison discussing how he changed his life for the better.

 

So much for that...

 

Oct 23 2008 10:01 AM EDT

 

Lyfe Jennings Facing Gun Charges After Chase With Police

Singer reportedly fired gun in the air and tried to flee.

 

By Gil Kaufman

 

R&B singer Lyfe Jennings was arrested in Smyrna, Georgia, on Sunday night after police said he fired a gun in the air and attempted to evade arrest by leading them on a high-speed car chase. He was booked on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, discharging a firearm near a public highway and refusal to take a DUI test, as well as two felony counts of attempting to elude and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

More below

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1597705/20081023/jennings_lyfe.jhtml

 

This is one of the performances that made him big. Fresh out of prison, he pulled this off at the Apollo of all places:

 

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

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