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Robin Williams Commits Suicide – BREAKING NEWS

Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide
Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide

Good God. Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Williams had been battling severe depression and had recently checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. Police reported  that Williams was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, north of San Francisco, after responding to a 911 call.

 

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via HuffPo:

“Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and Jumanji, but also in dramas like Dead Poets Society. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the TV show Mork & Mindy, a Happy Days spinoff.

Most recently, Williams had starred in the new CBS sitcom ‘The Crazy Ones.’ It was cancelled after just one season. At his time of death, a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire was in the works.

Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

As our own Taylour Chanel so eloquently writes (below) of how depression is REAL (and how it can get the best of us), I will include myself in the full knowledge of the creeping, deep darkness of Clinical Depression. Personally, I suffer from PTSD (stemming from childhood abuse) and I, too realize how this torment can just be overwhelming at times. We hear people say, “snap out of it!” or “what do YOU have to be depressed about?“–and I pray that someday we won’t hear those unkind, thoughtless words thrown around so carelessly.

Depression needs to be discussed in school–maybe then it won’t have such a stigma attached. Perhaps a suffering young person will TELL teacher or counselor about their inner turmoil. Otherwise, depression sufferers will continue to self-medicate, put on a happy public face, then crash. Don’t ignore the early signs if they are presented to you. — Julia

Commentary By: Taylour Chanel, Beauty Editor for Dipped in Cream

“I don’t know why this was the first reaction I had to Robin Williams’s death, but here goes. All of you should know by now that I rarely post, much less about celebrity-related things. Look, I’m not going to sit here and act like I knew him, or the scope of his influence, or memorable movies, I’m not like that. But, what did hit home was how he passed. I had such a genuine emotional reaction that it surprised even me, but, I cried. Not because of Robin Williams himself (okay maybe a little,) but because suicidal thoughts are such a real, and honest struggle that so many people deal with.

Truth be told, that since last year I have been having the most intense battle with depression and panic/anxiety I have ever had. If it weren’t for the small number of people closest to me as well as starting my business, I hate to even say this to the whole interwebs- but I truly don’t know if I would be here today. For me, depression is an illness that had been there for a long time. I only noticed however, after I’d pushed myself too far and had a break down at my old job that something was wrong. For others it could be anything- an awful personal event, harsh comments on social media, or sometimes just not having someone to talk to that leads them to a dark place. It makes my heart hurt to even begin to think of the people who may not be as fortunate as I was to have someone to help them through their struggle. Help the people around you, if you notice something is wrong, try to love them through it have patience. I don’t care if we hardly even know each other, but please talk to me if you feel you have no one else to talk to. I hope Robin Williams’ death is perceived as less, “WHO WILL PLAY ROBIN WILLIAMS IN HIS BIOPIC?!!!?” and MORE about the reality that ANYONE can succumb to mental illness, and EVERYONE needs support, love and encouragement. I truly hope Robin Williams has found peace.

I have love in my heart for all who might read this, thank you for letting me share a very personal part of my story with you.” 

Genie-RobinGenie, you’re free.

Photo: via Academy of Arts and Sciences/Twitter

RIP, Mr. Williams. You will be so missed.

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Discuss That Whole Solange, Jay Z, Beyonce Elevator Mess

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Two days ago, I started writing about the now infamous elevator tussle (?) wherein Solange Knowles tried to kick the crap out of her brother-in-law Jay Z, while her sister, Beyonce just stood and watched it all go down, but then I just stopped writing. I couldn’t get myself into all of the what if’s and why’s.

The video, which TMZ paid upwards of $250,000 for obtained, can be viewed HERE if you somehow, on God’s Green Earth, haven’t seen the blurry footage yet.

Keep smilin', Bey.
Keep smilin’, Bey.

Families fight, we can all agree to that, yes? Personally speaking, my family members prefer the passive-aggressive freeze-out after some nasty words are spit out, so we all have our own special methods of dysfunction. The thing about Beyonce is that she’s done her level best to throw a sheen of perfection on everything she says, does, and sings about. Even her beautiful ballad, “Flaws and All” is, well, FLAWLESS.

Rumors are flying every which way as to why Solange lost her shit in the elevator.  Some say she had too much to drink, some say she was merely tipsy. Some say Jay was straight up trying to party with Rihanna while his wife was being sent home, and Solange wasn’t having any of it. The only people who truly know what was shouted in that elevator are the four people inside that closed space. (Remember, bodyguard Julian was there to hold Solange back from Jay Z.)

I have some questions, for YOU, my Dollies.

"Don't look at me! I'm hideous!" JUST KIDDING.
“Don’t look at me! I’m hideous!” JUST KIDDING.

Should there be public outrage (see Chris Brown)  that Solange attacked Jay Z in the first place? Do we applaud Jay Z for not fighting back? Who acts like this after the Met Gala? Do we just love to see a REAL Behind the Scenes clip of the Perfect Carter/Knowles Family–as opposed to the HBO version Beyonce gave us in “Life Is But A Dream”? Beyonce prides herself on being real, but that “documentary” was ridiculous. Wigs, fake baby bellies, “no make-up, I wake up looking this FLAWLESS“-pseudo perfection. I was in Full-Body Eyeroll-mode for two hours. Go look at Bey’s Instagram account. It’s PERFECT, right down to the Pepsi product placement, snuggly pics of Jay, and yes, lots of shots of li’l sister Solange. (I hear-tell Solange deleted all photos of Beyonce on HER Instagram account, though.) We’re really getting some 7th grade girl behavior hard.

Anyway. What. The. HELL, you guys? I need your help on this.

Scientology Investigative Writers Tony Ortega and Mark Ebner Discuss Current Hearings, Forced Abortions, Child Slavery Within ‘Church’

Tony Ortega (l) and Mark Ebner (r)

Tony Ortega (l) and Mark Ebner (r)

 

Photo: MediaMayhem

What we have for your recommended viewing displeasure is the next in a series on Media Mayhem profiling the pure evils of the Cult Church of Scientology.

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Most of you I’m sure, are familiar with investigative authors and journalists,  Tony Ortega and Mark Ebner’s outspoken, in-depth and horrifying research about what goes on behind the locked doors of that big, scary, blue building in Los Angeles., the desert compound, (“WHERE IS SHELLY MISCAVIGE?“), or in Clearwater, Florida.  The latest video is completely worth your time, consideration and a real thought process about what is being ignored and swept under the rug for years.

If only Leah Remini would sit down and write a true crime story about her ordeal with COS.  I could recommend two writers who would be more than happy to assist.

 

 

Another must-watch video is former-Scientologist,  Karen de la Carriere has some amazing videos on YouTube.  We’ve got one for you…I guarantee you’ll go back for more.

 

Let’s go back to Shelly Miscavige for just a moment.

 

via whoisshellymiscavige.com

Leah’s public departure from the Church focused a giant spotlight on Shelly Miscavige’s disappearance. The Church of Scientology is notorious for imprisoning its own members in order to make them disappear.

Even L. Ron Hubbard’s wife Mary Sue — who co-founded the Church of Scientology with her husband — was kept as a virtual prisoner under guard in her own home during the last years of her life.

FACT: If you go to any official Church of Scientology website you will not see the name or picture of either Mary Sue Hubbard or Shelly Miscavige. These two women are among the “Disappeared Ones” in the Church of Scientology. 

Despite the Church of Scientology’s attacks on former members who have weighed in on this issue, the Church has still failed to address the question: Where is Shelly Miscavige?

Shelly has not been seen in public for many years. Rumors are that her husband locked away his wife at a secret location. Allegations persist that Church leader David Miscavige is having an extramarital affair with a staff member named Laurisse Stuckenbrock.

 

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Remember when TIME MAGAZINE called out Scientology “A Cult of Greed” and “A Scam“?? I think you really need to follow this link to further your own  investigation.  We have a short excerpt form the TIME Magazine piece:

via Richard Behar for TIME.com

“By all appearances, Noah Lottick of Kingston, Pa., had been a normal, happy 24-year-old who was looking for his place in the world. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to obtain his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief.

This young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in cash, virtually the only money he hadn’t turned over to the Church of Scientology, the self-help “philosophy” group he had discovered just seven months earlier.

His death inspired his father Edward, a physician, to start his own investigation of the church. “We thought Scientology was something like Dale Carnegie,” Lottick says. “I now believe it’s a school for psychopaths.” Their so-called therapies are manipulations. They take the best and the brightest people and destroy them.” The Lotticks want to sue the church for contributing to their son’s death, but the prospect has them frightened. For nearly 40 years, the big business of Scientology has shielded itself exquisitely behind the First Amendment as well as a battery of high-priced criminal lawyers and shady private detectives.”

I suggest you read the article in its entirety. You won’t like it, but you’ll come away from all of this information feeling more enlightened on the subject of Scientology.  In reality, I hope you’re alarmed, frightened and sickened by what these people are capable of doing.

We will continue to provide more videos, courtesy of Mark Ebder, Media Mayhem and TheLipTV.