AT LEAST he got out before the Rapture, right?
Randy "Macho Man" Savage, 58, one of the most colorful pro wrestlers in the history of the sport, died yesterday in Pinellas County, Fla. Savage, born Ralph Mario Poffo, lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler at 9:25 a.m., driving over the median strip and ramming a tree.
TMZ is reporting that he had a heart attack at the wheel. Police are calling it a "medical event" and say an autopsy will be performed. . Savage's wife was in the passenger seat but escaped with minor injuries.
Savage became a favorite among wrestling fans because of his catchphrases "Oooohhh Yeahhhh" and "Can you dig it?"; his signature flying elbow move; his spokes-spot as the face of Slim Jims ("Snap into a Slim Jim!"); and his giggle-worthy, 50 Cent-approved hip-hop career, which saw its apex in his 2003 album "Be a Man." He was known for hopping into the ring with sequined robes emblazoned with "Macho Man" on the back, colorful cowboy hats and aviator sunglasses. Savage was under contract with the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE) from 1985 to 1993. He held both the WWE and Intercontinental championships.
As of late, Savage had carved out a niche as a voice actor, lending his raspy baritone to shows like "King of the Hill." He appeared as Bone Saw McGraw in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man."
Hulk Hogan, Savage's frequent WWE nemesis, took to Twitter and wrote, "I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate."
Lady Tattle will certainly be snapping into some Slim Jims in Savage's honor.
Kerry Campbell, the mom who came under fire for injecting her 8-year-old kid with Botox, is not a monster. Because she's not real.
The woman who told her "story" to "Good Morning America" and the U.K. Sun, about giving her daughter wrinkle-reducing injections so she could compete in beauty pageants, admitted that her name is Sheena Upton and that she misled for the cash.
Upton, in a video posted on TMZ, claims that she made up the story after the Sun offered her $200 to pose holding a syringe to her daughter's face at a beauty salon.
"Honestly, I don't even know what Botox is," Upton said. "I was scripted to do everything."
The Sun has denied all claims. "The article was published in good faith, in common with a large number of other news organizations around the world, after being received in full from a reputable U.K. news agency," the Sun wrote in a statement to the Associated Press.
"Good Morning America" had agreed to pay $10,000 to a U.K. freelancing agency for use of the photos, but since the story was faked, reps from the ABC morning show say they won't be laying down the cash. They also ran a follow-up piece on Upton yesterday.
"We're investigating that vigorously. We did a piece [Friday] morning on 'Good Morning America' that included all of this latest reporting," a GMA rep told the Hollywood Reporter. "We have on-camera statements from the freelancer in the U.K. who says that it's real and that she witnessed it. And obviously the statements from the mother on TMZ that broke late [Thursday] night saying the opposite."
Either way, can we all agree that Upton probably isn't good parent material?
Palin's pack grows
Congrats go out to Sarah Palin and clan. Palin's eldest son, the head-scratchingly named Track, 22, wed high-school sweetheart Britta Hanson, 21, in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, People mag reported yesterday.
The couple plans a bigger celebration during the winter "when extended family and friends from the Lower 48 can travel north for a long ski weekend," Momma Bear, Todd Palin and Rev. Duane and Elizabeth Hanson said in a statement.
But why not hold off the nuptials until then? Could Britta have a little Palin in the oven?
Sarah doesn't seem to be thinking about any (more) potential grandkids, though, as it looks as if she still has her sights set on the presidency.
"I am so adamantly supportive of the good, traditional things about America," she told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Thursday. "I want to make sure America is put back on the right track, and we will do that by defeating Obama in 2012. I have that fire in my belly."