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Ellen DeGeneres Mourns Ex Anne Heche’s Death At Age 53

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Ellen DeGeneres responded to the news of her ex Anne Heche’s death at 53. She sustained major injuries after being in a car crash and was taken off life support and died from a severe anoxic brain injury.

Ellen tweeted, “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love,” on Aug. 12. She has not posted anything on Twitter since. Ellen and Anne dated from 1997 to 2000 and were one of the first same-sex relationships who were open and appeared on red carpets together in Hollywood.

Ellen DeGeneres responds to the news of her ex Anne Heche’s death

This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 12, 2022

Ellen was reportedly approached by a photographer earlier this week and asked questions about Anne’s condition. She said, “We’re not in touch with each other, so I wouldn’t know. I don’t want anyone to be hurt.”

RELATED: Just In: Anne Heche Dead At 53, A Week After Tragic Car Crash

ELLEN, from left: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, 'Hospital'
ELLEN, from left: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, ‘Hospital’ season 5, ep. 18, aired 3/4/1998, 19941998. ph: Scott Humbert /© ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

Back in 2020, Anne talked about their relationship and how it changed things in the world. She shared, “Our time was a beautiful part of my life and one that I wear with honor. I was a part of a revolution that created social change, and I could not have done that without falling in love with her.”

ELLEN, from left: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, 'Hospital'
ELLEN, from left: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, ‘Hospital’ season 5, ep. 18, aired 3/4/1998, 19941998. ph: Scott Humbert /© ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

After they broke up, Anne went on to marry Coleman Laffoon and they had one son together. After they divorced, she married James Tupper. They also had a son together. Her son Homer Laffoon said, “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully, my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”

RELATED: In The Aftermath Of Anne Heche’s Fiery Crash, Rosie O’Donnell Regrets Having Mocked Her

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‘One Life To Live’ Soap Opera Actor Robyn Griggs Dies At 49

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Actor Robyn Griggs has passed away. She was 49 when she died on August 13 after battling cervical cancer for two years. A friend who manages her social media account shared the news on Facebook last Saturday.

Though her filmography has a variety of genres split between television and film, Griggs is known for her prominent roles in soap operas. Most notably, her credits include Stephanie Hobart in One Life to Live, and Maggie Cory in Another World.

Robyn Griggs has died after battling cervical cancer

Back in 2020, Griggs announced that she had stage IV cervical cancer. Over time, Griggs herself had outlined to fans that she had four tumors, including “two new tumors on my liver, one on abdominal muscle and [a] large one on [the] right side lymph node.” Last Thursday, Griggs’ father announced that the actor would be entering hospice care “today or tomorrow.” Sadly, on Saturday, a friend shared an update confirming that Griggs had died. “With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing,” she announced.

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However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories,” she added. “I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

Celebrating a storyteller

ONE LIFE TO LIVE, from left: Joey Thrower, Robyn Griggs
ONE LIFE TO LIVE, from left: Joey Thrower, Robyn Griggs, (1991), 1968-2013. ph: Robert Milazzo/©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection

Robyn Griggs was born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1973. She started as a child actor on Nickelodeon’s Rated K. She continued working on and off in the industry, staying for six episodes of One Life to Live in the early ’90s. 21 episodes of Another World came the following year. She has also been in independent projects such as the 2003 film Zombiegeddon.

ANOTHER WORLD, Robyn Griggs
ANOTHER WORLD, Robyn Griggs, (1990s), 1964-99. ph: E.J. Carr/©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection

As of the evening of August 14, there have been no memorial services shared. Griggs famously documented her struggles with cancer; Griggs was transparent in her updates to fans and accepted help from loved ones when offered. This is the third former cast member Another World has lost recently, following the death of Ray Liotta on May 26, and Anne Heche on August 12.

Rest in peace, Robyn Griggs.

Griggs shared regular updates about her health
Griggs shared regular updates about her health / E.J. Carr/©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection

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Robin Williams’ Children Pay Tribute To Their Dad On The 8th Anniversary Of His Death

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Robin Williams died in 2014. It is hard to believe that eight years have passed but his children made sure to honor their dad on this day. Robin shared his oldest son Zak with his first wife, Valerie Velardi. He had a daughter, Zelda, and a son, Cody with his second wife, Marsha Garces.

Both Zak and Zelda shared tributes while Cody seems to stay away from social media. Zelda shared a quote by writer Haruki Murakami that said, “’And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.’ — Haruki Murakami.”

Robin Williams’ children honor him eight years after he died

Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I'm remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were. I deeply miss you you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much! pic.twitter.com/UBa51xeN2g

— Zak Williams (@zakwilliams) August 11, 2022

Zelda also shared some suicide prevention resources. Since Robin died by suicide while suffering from Lewy body dementia, his kids have become mental health advocates to make sure the same tragedy doesn’t happen to another family.

RELATED: Robin Williams’ Son Zak Posts Birthday Tribute Photo Of Late Dad In Spandex

JUMANJI, Robin Williams, 1995
JUMANJI, Robin Williams, 1995 / Everett Collection

Zak shared a photo of his dad looking off in the distance and wrote, “Dad, on the eighth anniversary of your passing, I’m remembering how incredibly kind and joyful you were. I deeply miss you you wonderful, hairy man and will be celebrating your life today. Love you so so much!”

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Robin Williams, 1989
DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Robin Williams, 1989 / Everett Collection

Many fans were quick to comment about how much they still miss the comedian. While he was best known for his goofy roles, he was a serious actor as well and was truly a unique talent.

RELATED: Robin Williams’ Autopsy Shows That His Dementia Was Severe

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Anne Heche’s Son Feels “Deep, Wordless Sadness” After Her Death

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Following a gruesome car crash earlier this month, actress Anne Heche suffered a “severe”  brain injury, fell into a coma and a week later was taken off life support. Heche’s son Homer Laffoon has now spoken out in a statement shared to PEOPLE.

Homer, who is in his early twenties, is Heche’s oldest son with Coleman “Coley” Laffoon. His siblings are Atlas. In his statement, Homer shines a light on the emotionally tumultuous week his family went through after the crash and his hopes for his mother after her passing.

Homer Laffoon speaks out about Anne Heche after her fatal crash

Anne Heche with Coley Laffoon, father of her oldest son Homer
Anne Heche with Coley Laffoon, father of her oldest son Homer / ImageCollect

After Heche’s family decided on Friday to take her off life support, waiting only to see if her organs can be donated, Homer spoke about the loss he and his brother suffered. “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom,” he began. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully, my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”

RELATED: Just In: Anne Heche Dead At 53, A Week After Tragic Car Crash

His statement continued, “Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

Homer, Coley Laffoon, and Heche’s family are enduring grief

'Hopefully My Mom Is Free From Pain': Anne Heche's Son Gives Emotional Statement

Homer Laffoon paid tribute to his mother, Anne Heche, after she was declared legally dead.#news #entertainment #celeb

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— Celebrity Detective (@celeb_detective) August 13, 2022

Heche shares an extended family from multiple marriages. In 1997, she dated Ellen DeGeneres and the two stayed together until 2000. She was with Laffoon, Homer’s father, from 2001 to 2009. Then she was with actor James Tupper from 2007 to 2018, during which time they had Atlas, who is now 13. Sadly, grief is a familiar pain for Heche’s family.

Heche reportedly had a troubled life
Heche reportedly had a troubled life / PMA/AdMedia / ImageCollect

Heche was one of five children; of those, three others also died. First was Heche’s estranged sister Susan who died from brain cancer in 2006. Cynthia was just two months old when she died of a heart defect. Nathan died at the age of 18 – also from a car crash. Heche herself reportedly had a troubled life haunted by alleged abuse by her father, and drug use. In addition to Homer, Laffoon also shared words honoring Heche. He said, “I loved her and I miss her, and I’m always going to,” adding that “She was brave and fearless, loved really hard.” Hopefully, those who remain may find peace, along with their loved ones who passed, just as Homer wished.

Heche's loved ones hope she found peace
Heche’s loved ones hope she found peace / TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved / Everett Collection

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Take A Look At These Photos Of Dolly Parton’s Childhood Home

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Dolly Parton, the 11 Grammy Award winner, had always claimed that her family was poor while she was growing up. She and her 11 other siblings lived in a two-room log cabin, and yet she loved her humble beginnings so much that it inspired her to build a replica of her childhood home in the Dollywood theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

A signpost outside the house reads, “These mountains and my childhood home have a special place in my heart. They inspire my music and my life. I hope being here does the same for you! Dolly.” This pretty much sums up the influence that cabin has had in her development as both a person and a musical artist.

The Original Log House

At the time the Partons were living in the original home, there was neither electricity nor running water. The cabin has a kitchen with a table that seats six, a small pantry and stove, a washing basin between the kitchen and bedroom, and a two-thirds wall separating the kitchen from the only bedroom in the house.

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This type of house was quite common in the mountains of Tennessee at the time of Dolly’s childhood. Growing up, she revealed, they used to catch fireflies in mason jars and kept them in their rooms for light. Despite not having much as they were growing up, neither she nor her siblings ever thought they were “poor,” because they were rich in things that money couldn’t buy, like love, kindness, and understanding.

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Dolly Parton's Childhood home
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Years later, Dolly bought the house, implemented repairs and restored it to the way it looked in the 1950s. She has jokingly said in interviews that she spent a fortune making that cabin look as poor as it did when she was a child. The home is still standing in Locust Ridge, nearby Evans Chapel.

Dolly Parton's Childhood home
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The Replica

The replica of the house was built by Dolly’s brother, Bobby, with the design and furnishing of the interior by her mother, Avie Lee. It stands near the entrance of the Dollywood theme park, thus serving as a good place to start exploring Dolly’s history. Most of the items displayed in the cabin are preserved family treasures that were brought from the old house.

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The kitchen has on display dishes, cast iron pans, and a butter churner, while its walls are covered with floral wallpaper and old newspapers as used in the original for insulation during cold weather. The dining area is furnished with a small table set with plates and aluminum coffee cups. Shelves are lined with jars and tins, and baskets filled with firewood sit on the floors. In the bedroom, there is a bed with a couch pushed against it and Dolly’s old pictures hanging above the bed.

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Two Dogs Fighting At Home Depot Sparks Debate: Should Dogs Be Allowed Into Stores?

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On April 20, a Tiktok video was uploaded by @wtfisthis211 and has generated more than 6,000,000 views. In the video, two dogs appear to be fighting and a small crowd pulls them apart. The buyers were left in shock as they watched the scene unfold. As the dogs were pulled apart, two women hurried to grab the smaller dog’s belongings and leash, which had been left in the hallway.

Another woman, who is presumed to be the owner, was seen visibly distressed. She asked for the other dog’s name and asked for the police to be called. The video has sparked a debate as many users on TikTok and other platforms debate whether dogs should be let into stores.

Should we allow dogs into stores?

Two Dogs
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One of the comments that have been made is, “Why are dogs first in the store???” Another user who had been in a similar situation left a comment saying, “No dogs should be allowed in regular shops, only pet shops. I was in a regular store between two dogs about to try it in line.”

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Another user said, “The pit bull is on leash. The smaller dog is not. Most lil dogs tend to be big bullies. Who knows what really happened but that lady is super extra.” Another added, “It’s amazing how they immediately blame the Pitbull when it’s on a leash and the little dog is not. Haha old lady’s fault. Keep your dog on a leash!”

The National Canine Research Association of America agrees that dogs are allowed in most Home Depot stores. In their own words, they say, “Yes, most Home Depot locations allow dogs inside, even though that’s not the official corporate policy.” As a large retailer of any kind in the United States, it’s not uncommon to see dogs shopping around with their owners.

In 2011 at a Home Depot store in Ottawa, Canada, a dog bit off the tip of a woman’s nose as she bent down to pet it. The dog owner was fined $600 under the Animal Control Act. After the incident, Home Depot updated its policy on allowing pets into the stores. The company banned pets, except service animals, from all their Canadian stores.

Pet-friendly Stores

Many grocery and food stores prohibit animals from entering, as the presence of an animal could cause some sanitation risks. One argument for pet-friendly stores is that allowing pets into your stores could drive up your revenue as a store owner.

In many countries, pets are regarded as part of the family. With this notion in mind, excluding dogs from an activity such as shopping can be considered Unjust. According to an article on the Basic Psychological Need Fulfillment in Human-Pet Relationships and Well-being, human-pet relationships are as intimate as human-human relationships.

Some people argue that not letting people shop with their pets could contribute to consumer vulnerability, where the shopper is unable to engage effectively. The rule is different for each store. Some stores allow service animals, while some have a firm policy against any pet. Some stores even hand out treats to dogs.

@wtfisthis211 #fyp #homedepot #dogfights #callyourdogsnamechallenge #getthatdogsname #foryou #foryourpage ♬ original sound – Littlest of the Big B’s

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