Former Coach Star And Longtime Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86

The famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke and a longtime actor on Coach and other projects, Jerry Van Dyke has died.

He was 86 years old.

The longtime showbiz performer (pictured above, left, next to his brother Dick) died on Friday afternoon at his ranch in Arkansas with his wife Shirley by his side, according to TMZ.

Jerry had been involved in a car accident two years ago, and apparently his health had been deteriorating ever since.

The younger Van Dyke was a beloved comedian in his day, just like his older brother, and performed stand-up as a young man at military bases all around the world before making his acting debut on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

He transitioned from that into appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, and eventually worked his way into becoming a regular on The Judy Garland Show.

Of course, Jerry was best known for his role on Coach. The comedian-turned-actor earned four Emmy nominations for playing assistant coach Luther Van Dam on the show alongside star Craig T. Nelson.

Related: Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Throat Cancer

Jerry also more recently enjoyed roles on shows like Yes, Dear, and The Middle.

He is survived by Shirley and their two children.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his friends and loved ones.

R.I.P.

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Three Months After Hurricane Maria, 45 Percent Of Puerto Rico Is STILL Without Power

Are you listening,

It’s been three full months since the hurricane made landfall on the American island, and now, officials are saying 45 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers there STILL don’t have any power.

How is that possible in this day and age, and in THIS country???

A woman named Susan Tierney, an expert on this type of thing who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on restoration efforts in Puerto Rico recently, put it best in a new

But, like, seriously… he has time to whine about mid-term elections (of which he’s not involved) and try to slam-dunk on

And we need to be mindful of it ourselves. Puerto Rico still desperately, badly needs help.

Go HERE and HERE if you’re interested in some more new, good journalism coming out of the island today.

This problem will not just go away in time.

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Lil Peep Died From An Overdose Of Fentanyl And Xanax, His Toxicology Report Confirms

Investigators have

And more importantly, investigators can now confirm that the cause of death came from “the combined toxic effects of fentanyl and alprazolam,” according to reports out first this afternoon in TMZ.

Alprazolam is a generic form of Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug.

Toxicology also found that there were a LOT of other drugs in Lil Peep’s system, too. In all, he tested positive for cocaine, marijuana, and the painkiller Tramadol in his blood, with his urine testing positive for all of those drugs plus a few opiates, including Hydrocodone, Dilaudid, and Oxycodone among others.

Related: AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died At 64

Wow.

Interestingly, there was no alcohol in Lil Peep’s system at the time of his death.

Sad, scary stuff to cap what is still such a devastating story.

[Image via Instagram.]

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Matt Lauer’s Alleged Secret Affair With Today Production Assistant Exposed! Read Her Story Here!

Don’t think a powerful man having a consensual affair with a colleague is a big deal? Maybe to Matt Lauer it’s not — but one of the many women he reportedly manipulated thinks differently.

Addie Zinone worked as a production assistant on NBC‘s Today back in 1999, where she expected to work toward her dream job of being an on-air journalist like Katie Couric.

What she got instead was a string of confusing workplace hookups with the accused daytime philanderer that went on to negatively impact her career, as well as her mental health.

Related: Katie Couric Breaks Silence On Lauer Scandal

Recounting the tryst to Variety, Zinone said she forged strong bonds with Couric, Ann Curry, and Al Roker during her months running the news on Today, but remembers Lauer keeping more of a professional distance — until she accepted a job in West Virginia.

One morning on June 8, the then-24-year-old received a message from Lauer on the company’s instant messaging system out of the blue. She says he wrote:

“Hey. i hope you won’t drag me to personnel for saying this. but you look fantastic. i don’t know what you have done, or what is going on in your life…but it’s agreeing with you.”

Zinone thanked the newly married 40-something man and told him about her new position as a local anchor on WDTV Channel 5. The two agreed to set up a day for lunch, where Zinone understood Lauer would give her career advice.

But before they went out, Lauer stepped up his flirting game. One day when Zinone was wearing a skirt and heels, Lauer messaged her saying:

“OK…NOW YOU’RE KILLING ME…YOU LOOK GREAT TODAY! A BIT TOUGH TO CONCENTRATE.”

Zinone realized he was flirting, but still went to lunch with purely professional intentions. Though she didn’t get the constructive advice she was looking for, apparently — only confusing compliments and overwhelming flattery. At the end of the lunch, Lauer suggested they leave separately, something she’d never experienced before while dining with a Today colleague.

Photos: 12 Celebs Exposed For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Zinone remembers being unable to concentrate once she got back to her desk. After sending Lauer a message, he is said to have replied “meet me” right away. Lauer reportedly ignored Zinone’s reminder that he had a wife and suggested the two meet in the studio dressing room. She agreed, and says the two had a consensual encounter.

The two allegedly met several times over the next few weeks, and each encounter took its toll on the young woman. Zinone recalled just wanting to be professionally encouraged by the industry vet, but only received fleeting physical pleasure.

After their last encounter in a bathroom at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in California, Zinone started her job anchoring the local news in her hometown. Just a few weeks into her new job, she recalled being approached by a reporter from the National Enquirer asking her about her relationship with Lauer. She told the reporter they were just friends, and later emailed Lauer about it — she says he responded by completely ghosting her.

Over the next decade, Zinone enlisted in the army and landed a job at Access Hollywood, but her history with Lauer went on to impact her career trajectory and her confidence. Even standing beside the other accusers, Zinone says, sharing her story is still terrifying for the mother of two.

Related: Lauer Is NOT Planning A TV Comeback!

Zinone made it clear that she’s not trying to get anything out of this situation “other than be another voice in this important conversation about women in the workplace.” What was a sexual conquest for Lauer turned out to be years of pain for the woman he took advantage of.

Now facing her fears, Zinone wants to do everything she can to ensure this doesn’t happen to the next generation of women — especially her 7-year-old daughter.

Click HERE to read Zinone’s full story — including transcripts of her old messages with Lauer.

[Image via Facebook/NBC.]

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Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Throat Cancer

Val Kilmer

is opening up for one of the first times about his two-year battle with throat cancer.

As we reported, the 57-year-old actor often denied having health issues – but in a new feature with THR, it’s clear to see the cancer has taken its toll.

In the accompanying video, you can see the Heat star is visibly thin and has lost his signature baritone voice.

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He admits fighting the disease changed his perspective on his career:

“I was too serious. I’d get upset when things like Oscars and recognition failed to come my way … I would like to have more Oscars than anybody. Meryl Streep must feel pretty good, you know? It must feel nice to know that everyone loves her. It’s about being loved.”

Watch him interact with his two adult actor children Jack, 22, and Mercedes, 26, in the clip (below):

Wishing you the best, Val!

[Image via Twitter.]

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David Cassidy’s Daughter Reveals Her Father’s Memorable Last Words

Even though David Cassidy may have died earlier this week, his spirit will long live on in the entertainment industry, and with his family, friends, and loved ones.

And his daughter Katie, in particular, has a lot to remember of her father — not the least of which were his final words before death, which she revealed in a chilling manner on Twitter yesterday afternoon.

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The mourning daughter shared those final, important words here (below):

Wow.

Truly powerful stuff.

R.I.P. to a legend, too. Our thoughts continue to be with his family and loved ones.

[Image via Tony Forte/Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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Teen Mom OG Star Tyler Baltierra Has His Wife’s Back As Catelynn Lowell Seeks Treatment For Suicidal Thoughts

Tyler Baltierra again proves himself to be the perfect husband for Catelynn Lowell!

After the

Of course, that comes after earlier support he had shown publicly on Friday afternoon, through his official Twitter account, too (below):

So sweet and touching!

Let’s just hope and pray that Catelynn gets the help she’s seeking, and she comes home a better, happier, healthier person, too!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Trump’s FCC Chairman Went After Alyssa Milano Over Her Net Neutrality Comments And She Totally SCHOOLED Him!

So, it turns out Alyssa Milano is the boss…

The Charmed star has been a crusader for Net Neutrality, an extremely important issue the FCC is voting on in just a matter of days.

At its simplest, net neutrality keeps the Internet as it is, with all websites given equal speed, allowing people to access what they want, when they want.

Video: John Oliver Explains So Much Better Than We Can!

Ajit Pai, whom Donald Trump made the chairman of the FCC, has been Net Neutrality’s most vocal opponent. Essentially, he wants Internet Service Providers (and the corporations that own them) to have the power to create different speed channels — meaning some websites will go faster, others will start to CRAWL like it’s 1994 dial-up.

Trump obviously loves this because it’s good for corporations AND he gets to undo something Barack Obama did.

Because Pai apparently doesn’t want to answer direct arguments for keeping Net Neutrality, he’s instead making attacks on his opponents because they’re celebs — instead of convincing the American people.

Well, when he tried it on Alyssa, it did NOT go well for him! She tweeted in response to his insult:

For those who didn’t see it and don’t wish to look at his mug any more than they have to, he said:

“I’m threatening our democracy? Really? If this were ‘Who’s the Boss?’ this would be an opportunity for Tony Danza to dish out some wisdom about the consequences of making things up.”

Alyssa was ready to hit him back not with jokes but with facts, something he didn’t bring to the fight:

Look into Net Neutrality for yourselves — and if you agree with Alyssa call the FCC at 202-418-1000 and let them know!

[Image via C-SPAN/FayesVision/WENN.]

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Supergirl Star Hospitalized, Says He ‘Almost Died’ After Eating Chipotle!

One thing Supergirl can’t save you from? Norovirus!

Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn on the hit CW show, shared his first Instagram Story Thursday night to let fans know he was alive but very, very ill in the hospital.

And it was all because he ate at Chipotle.

Video: Rats Fall From Ceiling At Chipotle!

Jordan shared video of his pallid face, IV drip, and hospital room, saying about the infamously illness-spreading fast food chain:

“I know I’ve advocated for them in the past, but they’re terrible. I, as you can see, am in the hospital and I have fluids in my arm because the food did not agree with me and I almost died.”

Eesh!

Jordan is scheduled to perform a “salute to Broadway” concert at the Houston Symphony on Friday night; he goes on to tell fans he hopes he can still make it.

Get well soon, Jeremy!

Chipotle has released an official response to the story, telling People:

“We are sorry to hear that Jeremy is sick and have attempted to get in touch with him directly regarding where and when he ate so we can look into this. We take all claims seriously, but at this time we can’t confirm any link to Chipotle. We are always committed to making things right for our guests and will do the same for Jeremy when we are able to reach him.”

Do YOU still eat at Chipotle??

[Image via Instagram.]

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Kendra Wilkinson Gets Dragged For Picking Cotton On Social Media

Tone deaf, much??

On Wednesday, while Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett were on a road trip through Texas, she spots a field and gets an urge to pick cotton from a plant.

During her “adventure,” the Kendra on Top star — who is weirdly giddy about her scheme — also jokes about getting shot while trespassing.

Related: Kendra Wilkinson Gives A Health Update

When word of the video spread, social media users DRAGGED the reality TV personality for making light of something that has deep connections to slavery.

After facing heat, the Playboy covergirl’s rep told TMZ she didn’t mean to offend anyone, and is sorry if people took it the wrong way. The rep also points out that her husband Hank is black.

The 32-year-old also posted on Twitter:

Yikes!

[Image via Kendra Wilkinson/Instagram Story.]

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