Earlier this month a California couple married for 67 years passed away just five hours apart, while holding hands. You can no longer say that epic love stories like The Notebook don’t exist in real life.
Like the film’s Noah and Allie (played by James Garner and Gena Rowlands, the elder versions of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams‘ characters), Floyd and Violet Hartwig stuck together until the very end. Daughter Donna Scharton tells ABC News that her mother’s dementia worsened around the holidays, just before her father experienced kidney failure. The family then put the couple in hospice together, but it was clear neither wanted to let go. “We could tell my dad was in a lot more pain. We said ‘it’s getting close,’ so we pushed the hospital beds together as far as we could,” Scharton told ABC. “We put their hands together, and my dad died holding my mom’s hand. Mom was not coherent, but we told her that dad had passed away and that he was waiting for her. She died five hours later.”
Scharton says her parent’s love story began when they met in grammar school and evolved into an inseparable pair when her dad returned from the Navy. “They weren’t fancy,” she says, “They were just decent people that were always committed to each other, no matter the situation. They never, ever asked for anything. All they ever wanted was their family and it was amazing that they got that in the end.”
In a cynical world of speed dating and swiping left or right to find love, this is exactly the story we needed to prove that true love does exist. Have you ever cried at your cubicle on a Thursday morning? There’s a first time for everything.
If The Notebook still gets you, it should make you feel better to know that Ansel Elgort is right there with you.
Like a giddy British school boy, Redmayne literally jumped for joy and delivered the most adorable speech of the evening, thanking his wife and commenting that they had a new guy coming back “to share [their] home.” In the James Marsh-directed film, Redmayne skillfully and gracefully played the great Stephen Hawking opposite Felicity Jones as his wife Jane.
Drug-dealing, gun-slinging, cheating — those are all in a typical day for James “Ghost” St. Patrick. But, if the explosive new trailer for season two ofStarz and executive producer 50 Cent‘shit series Power is any indication, it’s all about to catch up to him.
Here’s the crime drama’s official season two synopsis:
Season two will pick up where it left off: James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) doubling down on his drug business to save his nightclub and dream of a legitimate future. Ghost’s work troubles pale in comparison to juggling his relationship with his wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), and his first love Angela (Lela Loren), who’s also an Assistant US Attorney investigating his drug organization.
Ghost is set further back from his dream by his business partner, Tommy (Joseph Sikora), who loves the drug game, and his former mentor, Kanan (50 Cent), fresh out of jail, and looking for revenge.
Season two has Ghost in a race against himself: Can he get out of the drug game alive before Angela discovers who he is?
Lately, Power‘s been constantly compared to FOX’s new hit series Empire, the Terrence Howard/Taraji P. Henson-led drama about a music mogul family trying to maintain their industry dominance. However, after checking out this season two trailer, suffice it to say their differences are clear.
Jason Segel is 35 today. It’s been over 15 years since he played Nick Andopolis alongside Linda Cardellini, James Franco, and Seth Rogen on Freaks and Geeks, and Segel has come a long way since his high school basketball state champion days (when he was known as “Dr. Dunk”). He went from being just a kid with a pair of drum sticks to one of Hollywood’s most lovable comedians, and these photos prove that he’s never stopped being a goof.
If these vintage NBC promotional photos aren’t enough to make you believe Segel — and Franco, pre-creepy Instagram days — has always been a lighthearted goon, watch him talk and rap about The Muppets with co-star Amy Adams.