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Robin Williams Hung Himself With a Belt . . . After Cutting His Wrist With a Pocket Knife
Police revealed yesterday that ROBIN WILLIAMS hung himself with a belt that he'd tied around his neck and wedged between a closed closet door and the door frame. He also had cuts on his left wrist that indicated he may have tried to slash his wrist first. There was a pocket knife nearby that had what appeared to be dried blood on it.
They said he was found by his personal assistant, quote, "clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, and with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and door frame."
But Robin also had "superficial cuts" on the inside of his left wrist, and there was a pocket knife nearby that appeared to have dried blood on it. This suggests Robin tried to cut his wrist before hanging himself.
There was nothing to indicate a "struggle or any altercation" prior to his death.
Robin's wife Susan had left the house Monday morning to run some errands, and didn't return until his body had already been found. She was the last person to see him alive, at about 10:30 the night before.
There Are Tributes to Robin Williams at a "Good Will Hunting" Bench, the "Mork & Mindy" House and Other Locations
Tributes to ROBIN WILLIAMS popped up at several locations: A bench in Boston where he shared a scene with MATT DAMON in "Good Will Hunting", the house in Boulder, Colorado that was used for exterior shots on "Mork & Mindy", the "Mrs. Doubtfire" house, and Robin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
One is at the bench in Boston where he shared a scene with MATT DAMON in "Good Will Hunting". People have been leaving flowers and other items there, and writing on the pavement around the bench with chalk.
It started with "Your move, chief," which is a quote from that scene, and "Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl," which is another reference to the movie.
Meanwhile, there's another memorial growing outside the house in Boulder, Colorado that was used for exterior shots of the house on "Mork & Mindy". (There are pictures here.)
There are also memorials at the "Mrs. Doubtfire" house, Robin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it his actual home near San Francisco. (Here are some pics.)
Lauren Bacall Has Died
Hollywood legend LAUREN BACALL died yesterday after suffering a stroke at her home in Manhattan. She was 89. She was probably best known for her on-screen romances with HUMPHREY BOGART in such movies as "To Have and Have Not" and "Key Largo". They were also married for 11 years, until his death in 1957.
Sexy Pictures of Famous People
1. SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S cleavage. That's really all I need to say.
2. ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO is in a bikini . . . and she's dripping wet.
3. Did BEYONCÉ Photoshop her leg in this picture? Do you care?
4. And now . . . The evolution of SAM ELLIOTT's mustache.
5. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S love child and his mother were at the "Expendables 3" premiere.
Some Fascinating Odds for the Upcoming NFL Season
Check out some current odds for the upcoming NFL season: The Denver Broncos are the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl . . . Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has the best odds to win this year's MVP award . . . and Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is expected to be the first coach fired.
It's Official: Donald Sterling Is No Longer the Owner of the L.A. Clippers
Yesterday was NOT a good day to be DONALD STERLING . . . because he's officially OUT as the owner of the L.A. Clippers. The NBA announced that the $2 BILLION sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete.
A Shark Week-Themed Ranking of "Every Pop-Culture Shark"
: In celebration of "Shark Week," "People" magazine put out a ranking of "every pop-culture shark." Bruce from "Finding Nemo" is #1, followed by the shark from "Jaws", and the "Land Shark" from those old-school "Saturday Night Live" skits.
1. Bruce from "Finding Nemo"
2. Jaws from "Jaws"
3. The "Land Shark" from "Saturday Night Live"
Wednesday TV Reminders:
• The series premiere of "Legends" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TNT. Sean Bean from "Game of Thrones" plays an undercover agent with psychological problems because he goes so deep into his assumed identities he forgets who he really is.
Ali Larter plays his new handler, Steve Harris from "The Practice" is their boss, and Morris Chestnut is a detective chasing Sean Bean as a murder suspect.
• "America's Got Talent" [Quarterfinal Results] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. Seven more contestants are sent home.
• "Who Do You Think You Are?" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on TLC. Valerie Bertinelli finds out that she's descended from royalty.
• The fourth season premiere of "Franklin & Bash" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on TNT.
• "Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on VH1. Courtney Love helps Linda mentor and critique the artists.
• The second season premiere of "Wahlburgers" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on A&E. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gets a cooking lesson.
• The first season finale of "Big Smo" . . . 10:30 to 11:00 P.M. on A&E. Big Smo marries his girlfriend Whitney.
Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:
• "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" - Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Andrew Rannells from "Book of Mormon".
• "Late Night with Seth Meyers" - Mickey Rourke, Matthew Weiner, Roger Bennett & Michael Davies.
• "Letterman" - Sylvester Stallone, Theo James, and Ledisi. (Repeat)
• "Jimmy Kimmel" - Justin Theroux, Angie Harmon, and 5 Seconds of Summer. (Repeat)
• "Carson Daly" - Lee Pace, Liquor Store, and John Green. (Repeat)
• "Conan" - Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, and Ty Segall.
• "Craig Ferguson" - Shailene Woodley, Dan Boulger, and Wild Child. (Repeat)
• "Chelsea Lately" - Aubrey Plaza.
• "Jon Stewart" - Aubrey Plaza. (Repeat)
• "The Colbert Report" - Pat Buchanan and John W. Dean, author of "The Nixon Defense". (Repeat)
Five Random Facts For Wednesday
1. About 23 million Twitter users are actually bots . . . computer programs that produce automated posts. That's 8.5% of the active users on Twitter.
2. There hasn't been a left-handed catcher in a Major League Baseball game since 1989. The main reason is because right-handed batters would be in the way if a left-handed catcher had to try to throw out someone trying to steal a base.
3. No American has ever died outside the Earth's atmosphere. The three people who DID die were Russian cosmonauts on the Soyuz 11 in 1971 . . . it depressurized and killed them.
4. There are only three types of Craigslist postings you have to pay for: Up to $75 for a job listing in the six biggest U.S. cities . . . $5 to repost an ad that's already live . . . and $10 to post a listing for a sketchy massage parlor.
5. MARLON BRANDO had 16 children . . . and it's believed he's the father of a 17th, a woman named Linda Carroll. Linda went on to have a daughter . . . COURTNEY LOVE. So it's entirely possible Brando was Courtney Love's grandfather.
Where Do People Meet the Person They Cheat With?
A new survey asked people who've cheated how they met the person they cheated with . . . and it's going to make you worry. The most common place people meet someone they cheat with is WORK. But people gave other answers like the gym, church, and their own WEDDING.
Should Men Now Be Expected to Wax Their Backs
Should men now be expected to wax their backs . . . the way women are expected to wax virtually everything? There's a big debate going on . . . some writers think back hair is being treated unfairly and isn't that disgusting, some think it's not sexy and needs to go.
A Woman Is Suing a Hair Salon For Giving Her a Bad Haircut
A woman in Florida is SUING the chain Great Clips for giving her a bad haircut. She says they butchered her hair and made it look like she had a bald spot. The manager offered her a free wig, but she wants $1,000.
Photo of the Day: A Congressional Candidate Mailed Out Fliers That Accidentally Featured a Giant Horse Dong
A Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona just sent out a bunch of fliers that show him talking with two guys on a ranch. And apparently he didn't notice the photo also features a giant HORSE DONG in the background.
"Logging" Is a New Trend . . . Where People Poop in Pools?
Apparently, there's a new trend called "logging" . . . where European tourists drunkenly poop in hotel pools. It's been so bad at one hotel in Egypt that they're threatening to fine people $2,350 for doing it.
Sebastian Stan is 32. The Winter Soldier in the "Captain America" sequel.
Mattress actress Brittany Andrews is 41. She's starred in 264 fine films, including . . . "Lingerie Kickboxer", "Terms Of Enslavement", "Dom and Dommer", "Tight Club", "King Of The Load" AND "Swinging In The Rain".
Country singer Andy Griggs is 41. "Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man".
Mattress actress Kelly O'Dell is 41. She's starred in 151 fine films, including . . . "Lesbian Love Connection", "Make My Wife, Please" AND "Wide Open Spaces".
Mattress actress Lauryl Canyon is 50. She's starred in 161 fine films, including . . . "The Sopornos", "Pleasureville" AND "Ubangis on Uranus".
John Slattery is 52. Rodger Sterling on "Mad Men".
Danny Bonaduce is 55.
Kevin Tighe is 70. Was John Locke's father on "Lost". He was also the con man who ruined Sawyer's life when he was just a boy. So Sawyer choked him to death with a chain inside the Black Rock. Those of you who are a little older may remember Kevin as the owner of the Double Deuce bar in "Road House".
And the ELDEST among you may remember him as Roy DeSoto from the '70s series "Emergency" . . . which also starred the actor with the manliest name of all time, RANDOLPH MANTOOTH!
Jocelyn Elders is 81. Masturbation and Ho Museum-endorsing ex-Surgeon General. She's NASTY. I LOVE HER.
Pat Harrington is 85. Schneider on "One Day at a Time".
Fidel Castro is 88. Nearly dead dictator.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)
Bert Lahr - (1895 - 1967) The Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz".
Dan Fogelberg (1951 - 2007) Biggest hit: 1980's "Longer".
Don Ho (1930 - 2007) One of the most successful Ho's of all time! "Tiny Bubbles".
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 19 days to Labor Day Weekend
• 28 days to Grandparents Day
• 29 days to International Literacy Day
• 32 days to September 11th
• 40 days to Talk Like a Pirate Day
• 894 days left of "Hope and Change"
493 years ago . . . In 1521, Spanish honky HERNANDO CORTEZ captured what is now known as Mexico City from the Aztecs.
100 years ago . . . In 1914, genius Carl Wickman began using his beat-up gray car, which no one would buy, to take miners from their homes to mines in Minnesota. His "TAXI" service took off, and he was soon able to buy more cars to service the mineworkers. His little business is now known as the GREYHOUND BUS CORPORATION.
95 years ago . . . In 1919, the greatest racehorse of all time, MAN O'WAR, lost a race for his first and only time. He was upset, by Upset. Man O'War went on to win 1,300 races AND father 379 baby racehorses. Man O'War was mantastic . . . and hung like a horse. (No, YOU shut up.)
53 years ago . . . In 1961, THE BERLIN WALL WAS BUILT. Back in the day, West Berlin was a major escape route to flee Communism . . . so, in the middle of the night while everyone slept, the Commies sneakily tore up the streets and laid BARBED WIRE AND FENCES . . .
. . . sealing off the border between East and West for the next 28 YEARS. Even telephone lines didn't cross the wall. Two days later, they began pouring concrete to make a barrier that became known as The Wall.
32 years ago . . . In 1982, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was released . . . with SEAN PENN as Jeff Spicoli.
22 years ago . . . In 1992, WOODY ALLEN began his legal battle against MIA FARROW to get custody of their three kids. "SHOCKINGLY" . . . he lost the case.
19 years ago . . . In 1995, MICKEY MANTLE died after a battle with the liver cancer. He was 63.
17 years ago . . . In 1997, MATT STONE and TREY PARKER'S animated brilliance, "South Park", debuted.
(Remember when the original short, "The Spirit of Christmas", was just a bootleg VHS tape people were passing around? "South Park" has come a long way since then, hasn't it?)
11 years ago . . . In 2003, JOHN RUTTER was officially charged with trying to extort $3.3 million from CAMERON DIAZ in exchange for nude pictures taken before she was famous.
Six years ago . . . In 2008, MICHAEL PHELPS became the winningest Olympic athlete of all time when he took home his 10th and 11th gold medals. He ended up going 8-for-8 and broke almost every swimming related medal record in the book.
Five years ago . . . In 2009, guitarist LES PAUL died in White Plains, New York at the age of 104.