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September 22, 2008 |
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and disc jockey Adam Goldstein remained in critical condition Sunday after a fiery crash that killed four people when their Learjet skidded off a runway in South Carolina. The four who died were from Southern California, including the plane's two pilots, who thought a tire had blown out just before the crash.
January 19, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday night. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Hugo" and "Moneyball" were among the best sounding films of last year, according to the Cinema Audio Society. ( Los Angeles Times ) Meanwhile, "Albert Nobbs," "J. Edgar" and "Dancing With the Stars" earned GLAAD Media Award nominations. ( Los Angeles Times ) For the third year in a row, Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious admirer has failed to make a birthday appearance at his grave site, so fans are giving up. ( New York Times )
March 17, 2010
The actor's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said Sheen returned to the Warner Bros. set in Burbank on Tuesday morning. The 44-year-old actor voluntarily entered a rehab facility as what Rosenfield earlier said was a preventive measure, temporarily halting production of CBS' top-rated sitcom last month. Sheen pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in Colorado's Pitkin County District Court on Monday. A judge scheduled a jury trial for July 21. -- associated press 'Pacific' beats 'Adams' debut About 3.1 million people signed up for the Sunday night premiere episode of HBO's expensive World War II epic, "The Pacific," according to Nielsen.
October 6, 2011 |
There is an element of calm amid the chaos in Travis Barker's dressing room. It's hours before showtime at Blink-182's concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and Barker's three kids are running wild, banging on his drum kit, spinning on a skateboard, playing an unplugged electric guitar, happily tumbling and laughing. The drummer watches it all with genuine serenity. Even on tour, he keeps the three children close whenever possible. "My kids were very healing for me," he says. At 35, Barker looks much as he always has, in a backward baseball cap and elaborate tattoos etched across his wiry, muscular body.
September 30, 2009 |
Celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner Adam Goldstein -- better known by his professional alias, DJ AM -- died of an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs, the New York medical examiner ruled Tuesday. "The cause of death was accidental drug overdose due to the combined effects of cocaine, Vicodin, oxycodone, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and levamisole," said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York medical examiner. Levamisole is a medication drug dealers cut cocaine with prior to selling it on the street.
July 24, 2009 |
It took a brush with disaster to get the members of the multiplatinum-selling pop-punk trio Blink-182 to stop giving each other the cold shoulder after a four-year "hiatus" as a band. Specifically, it took drummer Travis Barker nearly dying last September in a plane crash -- which claimed the lives of his assistant and bodyguard -- to make the group's singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge reevaluate his priorities and break the radio silence toward his bandmates.