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‘NCIS’ fan favorite Pauley Perrette leaving show after 15 seasons 

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 3:57 PM

Pauley Perrette Leaving 'NCIS' After 15 Seasons

TV actors come and go, but the news of this “NCIS” actor’s departure has fans completely devastated.

Pauley Perrette, who stars as Abby Sciuto on the crime series, just announced she will be leaving the series after its current season. Perrette has been a fan favorite on the series since its pilot in 2003. 

There have been rumors of her making an exit and her reasons for doing so, but when she confirmed the news, Perrette put some of those rumors to bed.

The actress shared the news on Wednesday morning in a statement to fans on Twitter.

Deadline reported that executive producers George Schenck and Frank Cardea said Perrette would get a special send off.

“We’ve known for some time this would be Pauley’s final season on NCIS and have been working toward a special send-off,” Schenck and Cardea said Wednesday. “From day one, she has brought incredible passion and specificity to the role.

“Abby is a character that inspires millions of fans around the world, and all of us at NCIS are appreciative of Pauley for portraying her.”

CBS and CBS TV Studios issued a statement on Perrette’s departure Wednesday morning:

“Pauley has been a valued member of both NCIS and the CBS family for over 15 years. While it’s never easy saying goodbye to a beloved actress and character, we respect her decision to leave at the end of the season. We are grateful to Pauley for all her contributions to the series and making Abby one of the most unique characters on television.”

“NCIS” is currently in its 15th season.

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

The Life of Tom Petty

 

Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported.

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Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66.

The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill chapel and meditation garden. The sanctuary also includes a spring-fed lake, waterfalls, and wildlife. 

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The funeral for George Harrison, the iconic Beatle and Petty’s Traveling Wilburys band mate,  was held at the shrine in 2001, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

There’s no word on who attended Petty’s private burial, but the musician’s daughter AnnaKim Violette Petty shared scenes from the day on Instagram.

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The music community and fans around the world were grief-stricken with word of Petty’s sudden and unexpected death. Numerous tributes have poured in and musicians have been playing Petty’s music at concerts and shows, honoring his memory. 

Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 4:18 PM

Bow Wow Tweets about Death Row Records, Social Media Pokes Fun

Bow Wow is correcting some fans and followers who were quick to criticize him for a tweet he posted Tuesday.

XXL Mag reported that the former kid rapper, who goes by Shad Moss, tweeted a photo of himself among iconic rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Tupac and others who were signed to the former label Death Row Records.

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The image appears to be a Photoshopped version of Vibe magazine’s iconic 1996 Death Row cover.

One Twitter user quoted the original tweet saying, “Inaccurate. Where's Biggie?”

In response, Bow replied that he had been on Death Row since he was 6. He posted the picture after a fan sent it to him. 

“(I)t brought back memories. Big was on bad boy (sic) my bros,” he tweeted.

Bow is right. The Notorious B.I.G. was signed to Bad Boy Records, now Bad Boy Entertainment, on the East Coast. It was founded by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, who produces records for many of the artists on the roster.

“Fan sent me the pic its not the original from VIBE,” he further clarified.

For further proof, the TV host tweeted photos of him with Snoop and Dre in 1993 and a screenshot of his appearance in Snoop’s “Gin & Juice” music video that same year.

The Source reported that, although Moss has never been officially signed to Death Row, he became connected to the label when Dre and Snoop made a stop at Moss’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio, during their The Chronic Tour in 1993. The tour manager asked if anyone wanted to come onstage, and Moss was hoisted up by his mother and her boyfriend. His freestyle impressed Snoop and and at 5 years old, he opened the tour for Snoop. He was even heard on skits on Snoop’s explicit “Doggystyle” album.

According to the publication, Bow Wow was supposed to record an album with Death Row, but label discussions fell through and by 1998, Snoop left the label. Bow Wow was introduced to Jermaine Dupri and his rap career soared.

As much as Bow Wow may be joked about for flexing on social media, this time, he was right.

Must-see: High school dance team's 'Wizard of Oz' homecoming routine goes viral

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:03 AM

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‘The Wizard of Oz.’ (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)(Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

There's no place like homecoming at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona.

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According to the Arizona Republic, the school's Performing Arts Crew dance team, aka PAC, recently took the school gymnasium – and the internet – by storm with a "Wizard of Oz"-themed shimmy down the yellow brick road.

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The eye-popping routine quickly went viral, raking in 1.45 million views since it was posted late last month.

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Kevin James explains why his 'Kevin Can Wait' TV wife was killed off

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 2:28 AM

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: "Chore Weasel" -- Kevin thinks he's got it made when he hires Blake (Andy Ridings) via a new online app that supplies people to do household chores while he plays football with his buddies and then takes all the credit with Donna, on KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, Oct. 3 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Erinn Hayes, Kevin James. (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS via Getty Images)(CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images)

"Kevin Can Wait" star Kevin James is finally talking about what led to the sudden death of Erinn Hayes’ character, Donna.

Leah Remini Reunites With Kevin James On Screen

James told the New York Daily News that the decision did not have anything to do with Hayes, but because they were out of story ideas.

“I get that people are like, ‘Whoa, why would you do this?’ But it really felt like a thing like this was needed for this show to drive forward,” he said.

>> Leah Remini’s arrival on 'Kevin Can Wait' leaves fans cold

According to James, the show was initially meant to portray him as a single father, but he and producers decided to write in a wife and three children. For the show to live beyond the first two seasons, things apparently needed to change.

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“The plot of the show didn’t have enough drive,” James said. “If we got through a second season, I wouldn’t see us getting through a third one. We were literally just running out of ideas.”

James’ former TV wife from “King of Queens,” Leah Remini, has since signed on as a series regular.

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After Remini’s character was announced, Hayes took to Twitter to let fans know that she was out.

“True, I’ve been let go from the show,” she wrote. “Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

>> See the tweet here