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‘Austin Powers’ Actor Verne Troyer Has Died

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of another actor. “Austin Powers” star Verne Troyer has died. He was 49.

His family and publicist announced the news on social media.

The message read:

“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today.

Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday.

He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to
show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up
and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know.

Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much.

During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately.

Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies.”

Troyer’s official cause of death has not been revealed. But the actor was hospitalized earlier this month after emergency responders in Los Angeles went to his home following a “poisoning” incident.


DJ Avicii Dead at 28

Swedish deejay and producer Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died Friday. He was 28 years old.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his rep confirms to PEOPLE in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.”

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Back in 2016, the DJ announced his early retirement from touring since he had been at it since he was a teen. website. Avicii also suffered from several health problems, some of which included acute pancreatitis which caused him to have his gallbladder and appendix removed four years ago.

MTV is Bringing Back YO! MTV Raps

MTV plans to relaunch YO! MTV Raps. The series is responsible for elevating and spotlighting several rap and hip-hop musicians.

The show will make its re-entrance with a 30th anniversary event at Barclays Center in New York on June 1. The event will feature alumni and artists Flavor Flav, Doug E. Fresh, T-Money, Ed Lover, and Doctor Dré.

Tickets to the anniversary show go on sale tomorrow (April 20).

MTV says it will “reinvent the franchise for a new generation.”

No word on an official premiere date has been given at this time.

Girl Group 702 Announces Reunion and Tour

Chart-topping 90s girl group 702 has announced plans for their reunion and tour.

The group, which consists of lead singer, Kameelah Williams and sisters Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Fields, released a statement to BET to express their excitement for their reunion and tour.

“We all have grown so much and we felt like the timing was right! And we really missed each other performing on stage together.”

The group brought us hits such as “Where My Girls At?” “Steelo,” “Get It Together,” and “All I Want” in the 90s. The group went their separate ways after the release of their third album, STAR. The crew reunited during the 2017 Soul Train Awards and here we are today!

702 has not yet released any official tour dates.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died

Former First Lady if the United States Barbara Bush has died. Bush died Tuesday evening at her home in Houston. She was 92.

On Sunday, the office of her husband, former President George Bush, issued a statement saying that after consulting her family and her doctors, Mrs. Bush had “decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.”

Barbara and George Bush just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history.

Khloe Kardashian Names Baby Girl, True!

Khloe Kardashian has announced her daughter’s name.

Following in her sisters’ footsteps, Kardashian has opted to make her daughter’s name unique.

So what is her name? It’s True Thompson. The tiny tot, who was born April 12, is already being showered with love and pink accessories.

Despite the cheating rumors surrounding Kardashian’s boyfriend, NBA baller Tristan Thompson, the pair are still going strong. Thompson was by Kardashian’s side for the birth. The NBA star has yet to comment on the cheating allegations.

Cardi B.’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Cardi B. has yet another thing to celebrate, as she slides in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy.

The album, which was released on April 6, earned 255,000 units in the week ending April 12. This makes it the second-biggest week of 2018.

To top it off, the album also has the largest on-demand audio streaming week for an album done by a woman. Out of the 255,000 overall album units, of that sum, 135,000 were in SEA units, which is the equivalent of 202.6 million streams of the tracks on the album during its debut frame.

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