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‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman dead at 51

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'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman dead at 51

Beth Chapman, wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, died Wednesday. She was 51.

Duane, 66, announced her passing on Twitter, writing, “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

In November 2017, Beth was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer. She underwent successful surgery, but doctors later told her the cancer had returned. She began chemotherapy in December 2018, but Duane told Us Weekly at the time that she wasn’t necessarily cooperating with her doctors and wanted to explore alternative therapies.

“Beth will not take anything the doctors want to give her. Even the doctor told me he doesn’t want her to have seizures if the pain is that bad, but she won’t do it,” he said. “She takes over-the-counter pain meds. She will not take anything prescription.”

Beth wrote on Instagram in February that she was testing out CBD and THC-based therapies and alleged that chemotherapy was “poison.”

In April 2019 she was rushed to a hospital in Hawaii with “serious breathing issues,” but recovered.

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Beth died at 51 in June 2019. (Getty)

Beth was placed in a medically-induced coma in Hawaii earlier this month. (June 2019). Sources told TMZ at the time that Beth was having trouble breathing due to her throat cancer and described the incident as a “choking emergency.” Her family, including daughter Bonnie, reportedly traveled to Hawaii to be by her side.

On Monday, Duane posted a photo of Beth’s hand in a hospital bed, noting her signature manicure was intact.

In January, Beth celebrated becoming a great-grandmother after her grandson, Dakota, welcomed his first child. She began chemotherapy the same month.

Beth hinted in May 2019 that she had stopped chemotherapy treatments for her throat cancer, telling People, “Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me. So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson. And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing.”

 

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Sooooo in love with this guy !

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Beth and Duane’s love story spans several decades. She first met Dog when she was 19 to his 35 back in 1988 when she got into trouble with the law: She’d accidentally stolen a lemon from a supermarket while carrying an unregistered, unlicensed gun in her pocket, all while having warrants for her arrest for unpaid parking tickets. She initially refused to go to Dog’s office to file paperwork to get out of jail, but when she finally did, it was love at first sight, she said, joking to Rosie O’Donnell, “Let the stalking begin!”

In Dog’s memoir, “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide,” he admitted the feeling was mutual, but he was married at the time and believed Beth was too young for him. She began getting herself into more and more trouble to be around him, including serving six months behind bars for “borrowing” a car from a dealership to follow him around. By the time she was released from prison, Dog was dating his secretary, Tawny Marie, who’d go on to become his fourth wife.

Beth was undeterred and says she even got her bail license — at the time, becoming the youngest person ever in Colorado to do so — to win Dog over. It sort of worked: She married his close friend, Keith Barmore, but she and Dog kept “seeing each other.” “I was the other woman through three wives. Two wives, and one really good girlfriend,” Beth admitted.

 

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🎄Merry Christmas from our house 2 yours 🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌

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Duane’s mother died in 1995 and he’d separated from his wife in 1994, leading him to spiral into drug abuse and health problems. He eventually moved to Colorado to be near his sister, and while he and Beth tried to keep away from one another, fate brought them together, he recalled in his memoir. “One day, we were both standing in the alley behind the houses on bail bonds row. It was like a scene from a movie,” he wrote. “I looked at her and she at me. By the time Beth got to the back of the alley I was already by her side. I grabbed her and put the most passionate kiss on her.”

They would go on to welcome daughter Bonnie Jo and son Garry.

In 2003, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” premiered on A&E, launching the couple into reality stardom. After several years together building their bail and bounty business, Duane proposed to Beth in 2005 in Las Vegas, where they almost tied the knot but were too late to the courthouse. They ended up marrying in May 2006, but the wedding was bittersweet: The day before their big day, Duane’s daughter, Barbara Katy Chapman, died in a car accident near her Alaska home.

As for what made them finally marry, Dog wrote in his book “Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given,” “Our youngest children had begun to ask us why we weren’t married, and Beth was being referred to as my ‘life partner’ or ‘sidekick.’ Those descriptions weren’t fair to her, either. In my heart, I always knew Beth would be my forever wife. It was time to make it official.”

 

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Family Tradition Theater with the kids for Christmas .. And Churchill’s for dinner 💋🌲🌹

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Duane previously told Fox News of his wife’s cancer battle, “Faith is probably the No. 1 thing in our lives, no matter what we’re faced with … Through this cancer episode, we had to drum up as much faith as we could. And the Bible talks about having faith as small as a mustard seed,” he said. “And that’s not much … And I thank God that we had at least that much faith to get her through that.”

Beth is survived by Dog, their children Bonnie Jo and Garry, her daughter Cecily, several grandchildren and a great-grandson, as well as son Dominic Davis from a prior relationship.

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Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75

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Hollywood star Rutger Hauer has died aged 75.

The actor was best known for playing Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner and also Sin City, Batman Begins and TV show True Blood.

His agent Steve Kenis confirmed Hauer died on Friday following a short illness. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

Rutger Hauer has died aged 75. Credit: PA

Tributes have begun pouring in for the star, with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeting to say: “RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.”

KISS musician Gene Simmons wrote: “Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.”

Hauer was born in Breukelen in the Netherlands and did stints in both the merchant navy and army before he became an actor.

He got his big break in 1969, when he became the lead in TV series Floris.

Away from acting, Hauer launched The Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, which aimed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, especially within children and pregnant women.

Issuing a statement following his death, the foundation said: “The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.

“He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years.

“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.”

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Freeform defends Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”!

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Freeform defends Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid"!

Just in case you haven’t heard, Halle Bailey is the new Ariel, in an upcoming “The Little Mermaid” movie! She has been receiving messages from fans and other celebrities, congratulating her for landing the role!

Amongst those who congratulated her is Halle Berry, in a tweet she posted, “In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you!” She also added that she was “thrilled” for the 19 year old. However, not everyone was happy about Disney’s decision to cast a black woman for this role.

Some critics went as far as petitioning Disney to recast for this role, and titled their petition #NotMyAriel!  They suggested that Halle should be replaced by a white woman with red hair,  who would resemble the Ariel that they know from the 1989 animated version of The Little Mermaid. Now Freeform, Disney’s cable network, has decided to issue an open letter in response to this.

The letter read, “Yes. The original author of The Little Mermaid was Danish. Ariel…is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But for the sake of argument, let’s say that Ariel, too, is Danish”.

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Freeform also added that, “Danish mermaids can be black because Danish *people* can be black. Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her pals Scuttle and the *ahem* Jamaican crab Sebastian (sorry, Flounder!) and keep that bronze base tight. Black Danish people, and this mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair”! Freeform then went on to remind the critics that Ariel and the story, is only fictional!

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Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!

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Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!

Are you as much of a fan of both Beyonce and The Lion King as I am? I mean, Beyonce could sing the phone book and I would still think she sounds angelic! And as an African, I am bound to love The Lion King!

If you are at least a fan of either, Beyonce or The Lion King, I’m sure you already know that Beyonce stars as Nala in the latest Lion King movie. Now its trailer is already out, and it is set to hit the cinemas soon! There are also beautiful photos of the “Lion King” cast all over the internet. Have I already told you just how beautiful the photos are? If you would like to see them, check them out here!

Now the problem is that some Twitter users are not so happy with “Queen Bey” as Nala! Honestly, I personally wouldn’t find fault in anything that Beyonce does, but clearly, not everyone shares the same sentiments as myself! One critic claimed that Beyonce is being “too Beyonce”, I don’t even know what that means.

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The critic tweeted, “It’s like something is off here, maybe the lions look too real for voice-overs. And I know Nala is Beyonce but it sounds very Beyonce. It’s so distracting…”! Another also posted, “Okay I’m going to be brave and say this but I don’t think I like Beyonce as Nala. I wish she had just done the soundtrack but her voice doesn’t suit Nala. Hope I’m wrong…”!

Another Twitter user suggested that Queen Bey should have tried to change her voice to suit the character, saying her voice is “too distinct for this. It doesn’t even sound like she attempted to change the sound of her voice for the character”.

 

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