However one death this week was indeed a surprise, not least to the person declared dead.
It was not the greatest day for Richard Wilkins, Australia's Channel 9 Entertainment commentator when he announced on the same day that both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson had passed away that Jeff Goldblum had fallen to his death from a cliff whilst filming in New Zealand.
Now our Richard is a television icon, I mean fuckwit on pretty much every day of the week but breaking unsubstantiated news of such a serious nature was surely the faux pas of entertainment history. It seems Richard needed something more to talk about in order to pad out the extra three hours of airtime Channel Nine gave him with their extended Today coverage of the Grim Reaper’s rampage through the world of showbiz.
Unsure how to fill the remaining entertainment time slot. Our Dick turned to twitter and heard it via the grape vine - yep, twitterworld was atweet with the demise of our Jurassic Park Hero, the Fly himself . . . Contrary to Dicky's claims, NZ Police new nothing, no reputable news agency new anything . . in fact it was jut the twitter twits tweeting twoddle and the fuckwit fell for it.
Now this might seem funny, and indeed nobody here was surprised because we all think he's a dog's bollix and pretty much as dumb as doggy doo but . . .imagine if that was someone else, and you were watching, and you knew them, and you believed him, and you took it as credible news . . .
To add insult to stupidity, Jeff Goldblum and Stephen Colbert combined forces to mock Richard Wilkins on The Colbert Report. Those who spread rumours, get what they deserve. I for one am very pleased that Jeffy's alive and well, I have a soft spot for him! Sorry, I tried to post the video but Blogger is also a complete fuckwit thise week and it's not just me who thinks so but go here . . for the Colbert session.