Celebrity World Archives

Rock and Roll Pioneer Fats Domino Dead at 89

Fats Domino, a rock and roll pioneer who penned classics like “I’m Walkin” and “Ain’t That a Shame” and popularized “Blueberry Hill,” has died at 89.  Hailing from New Orleans, Domino was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was reportedly only second to Elvis Presley in record sales with over 65 million records sold.  Domino’s death was announced by Domino’s daughter to a local television station, and was confirmed by an official from New Orleans coroner’s office.

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to Depart For Sony TV

Mike Hopkins is leaving Hulu. Hopkins, who’s been Hulu’s CEO since 2013, is headed to Sony Pictures Television where he’ll serve as Chairman. The Chairman role was previously held by Steve Mosko, who left Sony last year. Randy Freer, a Hulu board-member who’s served as President and COO of Fox Networks Group since 2013, will take over for Hopkins as Hulu’s CEO.

Actor Robert Guillaume Passes Away At 89

Actor Robert Guillaume, best known for his title role in the TV series Benson, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday (Oct. 24). He was 89 years old.  His wife Donna said the actor died of complications of prostrate cancer, which he battled for years.