2010 Celebrity Dead Pool

Farrah Fawcett was upstaged by Michael Jackson, who died the same day.
Farrah Fawcett was upstaged by Michael Jackson, who died the same day.

The 2010 Celebrity Dead Pool Contest

It is time to announce the new Dead Pool Contest. Our friend and fellow Hubber rockinjoe started this tradition in 2009. I shall continue it this year, at the behest of another dear friend and fellow Hubber extraordinaire ralwus. For the record, ralwus wrote this hub, including the hilarious FAQs,then turned it over to me to post.

So what, you may well be asking, is the Celebrity Dead Pool (CDP for short). it is similar to many office pools, sans money wagers. However, if you wish to bet money, you may deposit it directly into my Google Adsense account. I also accept PayPal.

Similar to the Oscars, Golden Globes, Nobel Prize or the Triple Crown, the Celebrity Dead Pool tests your predictive ability. B ased on whatever criteria you wish, pick the 10 world famous people (or pets) who will die in 2010. It's that simple!

Our first order of business is to announce the winners of last year's contest.

Em Writes and Christoph Reilly tied for second place with 5 points each.

helenthegreat, MightyMom (me) and CC Riter tied for top honors with 10 points each.

Correct 2009 predictions included: Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, Farrah Fawcett and Ted Kennedy. That leaves quite a few of last year's picks still hanging around and available for 2010 lists.

2010 Celebrity Dead Pool Winners!

I am excited to announce the winners of the 2010 Celebrity Dead Pool:

girly_girl09 correctly predicted Senator Robert Byrd (92) 2.5 pts

livewithrichard correctly predicted Dennis Hopper (74) and Patrick Swayze (57) 5+5=10 pts.

alekhouse predicted Lena Horne (92) and Art Linkletter (97) 2.5 + 2.5 = 5 pts.

the rope correctly predicted Mitch Miller (99) and Peter Graves (83) 2.5 + 2.5 = 5 pts.

50 caliber correctly predicted Barbara Billingsley (94) 2.5 pts.

So unless someone really young (under 50) or many celebs die between now and midnight tomorrow night (December 31, 2010)...

LIVEWITHRICHARD is our CDPC 2010 Grand Prize Winner!

The Rules for 2010 Dead Pool

1. No local celebrities, as it would be too difficult for the judges to verify. (Mayors, local TV personalities, ex-spouses, living spouses, annoying furniture/car salesmen, nosy neighbors or their pets, and certainly no mother-in-laws, unless of course they are famous).

2. Politicians on the state level or above are ok. If you're not sure if your chosen politician belongs on this list, check out the Politics Forum. If someone is being "discussed" in the Forum, the answer is very probably "yes."

3. Same goes for religious leaders, although it seems that most religious leaders discussed in the Religion Forum are already dead.

4. Exception to #3: The Pope is off limits. Ralwus is too superstitious to allow him. As a Catholic, I would have to agree. Especially after having predicted both Billy Mays and Farrah Fawcett last year. That's too much Vatican karma for moi.

5.No minors. By this we mean under 18 years of age, not "D list" celebrities. Dying young is tragic enough.

6. No Hubbers are allowed to be on this year’s list , even in jest. Christoph Reilly, if you're reading this, I hope you're relieved!

7. No Hub Pages team members, including (and I would say ESPECIALLY!) the founders.

Summary of eligibility: Any person who is famous -- for anything, from anywhere in the world, and over 18 years of age--  as long as they are globally recognized.

 Guinness Record holders are allowed as well, such as the tallest person. Charles Manson is eligible (notoriety counts).

How to Enter

1. Use the comments box to enter your ten (10) celebrities. You can list ewer than 10, but maximum 10 celebrity picks per entry.

2. Witty comments as to the manner of the celebrity's demise are optional, but of course make for more enjoyable reading.

3. You can update your list as often as you like, up to the contest deadline, which is February 28, 2010. After that, the 2010 Pool is closed and no more entries will be allowed.

Scoring :

A person up to the age of 49 at time of death = 10 points

A person 50 years of age up to 80 years at time of death = 5 points

A person over the age of 80 years of age at time of death = 2.5 points

Celebrity Pets or other famous animals = 1 point each

Famous cartoon or fantasy characters = .5 point each

FAQ

Do my chosen celebrities need die in the order I have chosen? No.

May I assassinate my celebrities? No! It is illegal. You may face prosecution and will be disqualified and banned from any future Dead Pool Contests.

My celebrity is on life support/in coma, brain dead, does that count? No! A Veterinarian, Doctor or Medical Examiner/Coroner must have certified any celebrity that is said to be dead. They must be verifiably dead to be eligible for points.

May I choose Hubbers for my list? No! we already told you that. Why are you so interested in offing your fellow Hubbers?

Do I have to predict how my celebrity will die? No. You may do so, but it will not add any points to your score. It may even make some people shy away from you. Then again, it may earn you some new fans!

May I list a celebrity that is already on someone else’s list? Certainly.

What can I win? Bragging rights as top Voodoo Priest/Priestess and the opportunity to run the 2011 CDP.

What if all my choices win? Many others and I will run away from you and you will be banned from future Pools.

Remember, the deadline is February 28, 2010 to get your list entered.

You may make additional entries enter/update as often as you wish up to the deadline.

Sample Entry from our own Ralwus

Here is my list for the 2010 Dead Pool.

Please use this format to make it easier on the judges and please date your entry as well.

Walrus's Predictions Made January 1, 2010

1) Bill O’Rielly (Fox News Icon)

2) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Leader of Iran)

3) Hugo Chavez (Dictator of Venezuela)

4) Fidel Castro (Former Dictator of Cuba)

5) Lauren Bacall (Famous Movie Actress)

6) Johnny Depp (Movie Actor)

7) Charlie Daniels (Country Music Icon)

8) Keith Richards (Rolling Stones Icon)

9) Barney Franks (Controversial Senator)

10) Jimmy Carter (Nobel Prize winning Former President of USA)

11) Willie Nelson (Activist Country Singer musician and Actor)

12) Gene Hackman (Movie Actor)

Now let the game begin. ©add your name

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Migthy Mom CDP Predictions 1/9/10

1. Rush Limbaugh -- despite the "best medical care America can provide"

2. Dick Cheney -- but he's transferred his soul (or lack thereof) to Sarah Palin

3. Nancy Reagan -- bye, Mommy, Ronny's waiting

4.Betty Ford -- born in 1918. She's had a good long run, God bless her and her rehab center!

5. Elizabeth Taylor -- white diamonds are forever, but Liz is on borrowed time

6. Andy Rooney -- and there won't be anything funny about it

7. Lou Reed -- he's looking very Keith Richard-esque these days

8. Charlie Sheen -- and he won't be wearing Hanes, either

9.Cloris Leachmen -- don't know why she just popped into my head

10.Lindsay Lohan -- some people just don't get it.she's one.

Remember: Please use this format and please date your entry as well.

Comments 94 comments

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wsp2469 6 years ago from Alta Loma, Ca

hey you!

I don't know if I have any right now BUT I DO agree about Lou Reed.

I don't want Andy Rooney to go. he is one of my inspirations--or he was. I was reading all his books but lost track and have no clue now where I stopped.

Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford I would agree on, too, beyond this I have no clue.

(Don't we expect Liz Taylor to die every year?)

(Keith Richards would have been dead already but supposedly had a complete blood transfusion which probably means he has a few more years yet.)

Y'all know I did a hub last year on Farrah, right?

Good luck!


ralwus 6 years ago

Oh boy am I in. So glad you finally got it out MM. Charlie Sheen without Hanes. LOL That is good. We'll see how many come now. Great job and the picture of Farah is great! I like the little post on the King Elvis as well. Thanks MM.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi wsp -- you should think about some names and come back and post! It's fun. Sick fun. Right up your alley!

Ralwus -- I apologize for the delay. Sometimes shit happens, ya know? I feel honored that you have entrused this to me. Sure wis we had rockinjoe around this year? And what about em writes and gwendymom --they both had really funny entries last year!

Thanks again, my friend. Spread the word to your hubber friends to come and take a peek... MM


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Okay, here are my choices.

1) Elizabeth Taylor

2) Sargent Shriver

3) Nancy Reagan

4) Kirk Douglas

5) Mickey Rooney

6) Betty White :(

7) Carl Reiner (I hope not)

8) Rupert Murdoch

9) Fidel Castro

10) Silvio Berlusconi

I really couldn't think of any younger people. I hate to think that way.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Good picks, UW. Mickey Rooney and Betty White. I always think they are dead already;)

Silvio Berlusconi -- will be murdered I think, eh?


ralwus 6 years ago

I just noticed the amazon ad for the dead pool book on wagering on it! No thanks. LOL I am trying to spread the word. LOL@UW


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Okay - here is my guess:

1. Jane Fonda

2. Harrison Ford

3. Dustin Hoffman

4. Denzil Washington

5. Helen Mirren

6. Sophia Loren

7. Clint Eastwood

8. Julie Christy

9. Madonna

10.Prince

Be careful out there to all! You never know when it is your time.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I think it's time we stop fearing death - you know 'lighten up.' I can think of no greater equalizer than 'kicking the bucket.' And how else would we FINALLY get rid of some people that just won't - go away - please!


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livewithrichard 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

This is crazy...lol but I'm in. Here are my selections

1) Osama Bin Laden (The only one I'm rooting for.)

2) Patrick Swayze

3) George Lucas

4) Christian Bale

5) Barbara Walters

6) Warren Buffet

7) Amy Winehouse

8) Dennis Hopper

9) Elton John

10) Yoko Ono


ralwus 6 years ago

Patrick Swayze is dead already livewitthrichard. I read the updates you made MM. cartoon characters are great idea. LOL


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Isn't that crazy there's actually a published book called "Celebrity Dead Pool"? Makes our little just-for-fun model look amateur. No one is expecting to make and money off this!

Elayne -- That's quite an interesting list, full of people I would think are "middle-aged" and thus hale and hearty. But it wouldn't be the first time a "ringer" turned out to be right on (Billy Mays for example).

Hello BkCreative -- Death is definitely the great equalizer! So are you going to share with us your own list of people who just won't go away...?

livewithrichard - ralwus is right. Patrick Swayze was sick for a long time. His death was sad. But you have an open spot on your list so feel free to add someone else!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Not to get too carried away (but like the Lottery, the more you enter, the greater your chances of winning), but here are some more entries for MM:

1. Queen Elizabeth

2. David Hasselhoff

3. Blondie (the cartoon character, not the singer)

4. Dick Clark (I know, he's on the list every year)

5. Maggie Smith (gotta have someone from Harry Potter)

6. Mary Tyler Moore

7. George W.Bush (aka Bush Senior)

8. Tony Bennett (I hope not...)

9. Doris Day

10. Fats Domino


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kj8 6 years ago from Australia

1. Paris Hilton

2. Queen Elizabeth

3. Octo Mum

4. Brad Pitt

5. Keith Urban

6. Dolly Parton

7. Britney Spears

8. Hugh Heffner

9. Jerry Lewis

10.Keith Richards


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

kj8 -- we think alike. I thought long and hard about putting Brad Pitt on my list. If you believe all the tabloid hype, either Angelina or Jenn will finally snap!

Jerry Lewis? He's one I always think is already dead. I bet you'll score points for that one. Hugh Heffner -- now that they invented Viagra I think it's given him a new lease on life:-).

Thanks for participating! MM


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livewithrichard 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

Don't I feel like the fool :( Thanks Mighty Mom I'll stick with 9 picks but I'm root'n for my #1 pick to go first :)


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Don't feel bad livewithrichard. I'm 110% with you on your #1 pick. Please let 2010 be our year to knock him out for good! MM


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

1. I think Angelina Jolie may starve herself to death...she's all skin and bones!

2. I'm with livewithrichard on Osama bin Laden...but isn't Patrick Swayze already gone?

3. Paris Hilton is a party animal and probably not too far off from overdoing it.

4. gosh this is a gruesome game! I can't think of anymore just now...


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

MM - what fun! Let me go away and think hard about who to put on that list. (Can I play the Queen of Hearts and say 'Off with his/her head' when it comes to the ones I don't like??)


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

1. Queen Elizabeth

2. Nelson Mandela

3. Jimmy Carter

4. Fidel Castro

5. Lou Reed

6. Stevie Wonder

7. Elizabeth Taylor

8. Maggie Smith

9. Nancy Reagan

10. Betty Ford

11. Please God Robert Mugabe (fingers crossed)

I tried to make my list international being the global citizen that I am!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Advisor4QB. Angelina may well do. Although she still manages to carry babies (twins, even). I don't understand. Nicole Ritchie and one of the Olsen twins could also starve themselves to death...

Gruesome -- I suppose. Nothing that isn't already selling tabloids at the supermarket checkout!

Shalini -- I'm glad you approve. Will look forward to your entry/entries!

Cindyvine -- Excellent international list and let's hope Mr.Mugabe and Mr. bin Laden are both sent into permanent exile this year. Problem is, there's always some new despot to take their place!!

Thanks for playing!!!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

1. Nancy Reagan

2. Betty Ford

3. Lena Horne

4. Tony Martin

5. Art LInkletter

6.Queen Elizabeth

7.Jerry Lewis

8. Jack LaLanne

9. Mickey Rooney

10.Phyllis Diller


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Gawd, I won't pick 10, but here are a few:

1.Jack LaLane

2.Liz Taylor

3.Amy Winehouse

4.Rush Limbaugh


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

My predicts are in:

..Regis Philbin

..Peter Graves

..Ruby MuHammuad

..Ted Turner

..Mary Higgins Clark

..Billy Graham (although, this is probably like the pope issue for Protestants)

..Mitch Miller

..Dolores Hope

..Jerry Lewis

..and no, I won't cry tears over Osama Bin Laden

This is indeed a bit gruesome but interesting is a "creepy" sort of way. Thanks MM for taking on the role of "grim reaper"!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Alekhouse- Some classic additions to our pool. Thanks. Some of yours I was sure must be already dead. Phyllis Diller -- haven't seen her do anything publicly in years! And Jack LaLanne -- I agree. Good luck!

Lorlie -- Hi there! Why not pick 10? Increases your chances of winning! But you've got some good ones there. Heck, you could simply name the entire "cast" of Celebrity Rehab and odds are you'd get one right. Whatever the serious opposite of LOL is. I hope Amy Winehouse says "yes, yes, yes" to rehab soon!

Rope (I wanna call you Ropie -- cuz I like you!). Good list with some creative additions.

Mary Higgins Clark -- Well, I know she's got kids my age cuz her son was an usher in my first wedding (right out of college -- annulled). And her daughter Carol (also in my age bracket -- I met her too) is taking on the mantle (So I guess it's a strong possibility. You could have a ringer there! Best of luck to you!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

I don't know what to say, I can't pick anyone, however I find it very interesting that Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth Taylor popped up more than once. I hope none of these people on the list sees the list, LOL, they might drop dead of a heart attack from the shock of being named. Very interesting to say the least.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

I'm pretty sure we're safe from any of the named celebs ever seeing our predictions. Appreciate that this isn't everyone's cup of tea. Perhaps we have lightened up from being such a dark and depraved group in 2009:-). Thanks for visiting anyway, MM


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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

I don't want to play. I'm getting too close to the finish line myself.


ralwus 6 years ago

LOL I am also Immartin. You might even put me on the list. I won't mind. LOL


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Oh MIghty, I cant do this hehe, but I like your fun hub, dont have any in mind actually exceot for those sex offenders and parents who let their children go hungry, and rspists who do it to children, Good day to yuo Mighty, Maita


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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Hehe - good to se the Dead Pool back. You are very naughty, MM, but funny :D

1) Margaret Thatcher (At long bloody last)

2) Paul McCartney (Chokes on a Tofu Stir Fry)

3) Tony Benn :( (Dies in his sleep)

4) Colin Farrell (Shot by the husband of a woman he sexually harassed)

5) Seve Ballesteros :( (Cancer)

6) Celine Dion (Murdered by our Las Vegas Hubber, EYEAM4ANARCHY)

7) Jackie Stallone (Suffocates in her sleep after another Collagen injection in her lips)

8) Snoop Doggy Dogg (Run over whilst helping an old lady across the street)

9) Stirling Moss (In his sleep)

10) John McCain (Heart attack whilst performing bedroom gymnastics)

11) Norman Schwarzkopf (Killed by an exploding Pop-Tart)

Not sure about the last two - will think about one or the other over the next few days :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn - Link for Tony Benn, in case you have never heard of him :)

I would wish good luck to all participants, but that probably crosses the line :D


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Immartin -- Celebrities are a whole nuther class of people. Their lives (and thus their deaths) bear no semblance to those of us mere mortals. But I appreciate your caution and thanks for commenting anyway! Long life to you!

Ralwus -- I appreciate your generosity of spirit, but are you aware you are actually encouraging Immartin to break your own rule (#6 above)?

Prettydarkhorse -- I understand. And agree with your desire to rid the world of abusive, sick people.

Sufi -- You are pretty naughty there yourself!

I also considered the remaining Beatles and of the two, Sir Paul would have my vote. But he looks pretty darned hale and hearty, and he's already survived the divorce from Heather.

Jackie Stallone -- there are soooo many women in that over collagenated category, aren't there?

Don't forget, you are not limited to only one entry of 10. You may enter as many times as you wish up till the deadline of February 28, 2010.

As for your final comment -- you've officially earned your place as a JUDGE for this year's contest:-). Crosses the line, indeed!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Can I put Tattoguy on the list, damn fool is deff bound to waste himself but with a smile ; )


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LOL Tattoo Guy. Even though you are notorious for your rebellious nature (which many claim is your best feature:-) the rules CLEARLY state we are not to mention hubbers. Poor Christoph Reilly lived under a death wish for an entire year in 2009. We would not want that to happen to you! The Pages are much richer places with you here, you crazy, lovable wanker you! MM


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Oi how to you know I am a wanker, jeeeez I have left my bloody webcam left on yet again, what a tosser I am, moi top 2 are Lohan and Pete Doherty !


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Duly noted. Now go turn off your webcam:-).


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Jeez you are watchin me, you disgust me ; )


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Sehnonimo 6 years ago from San Bruno, CA

1) That guy with the creepy eyes and the egg shaped head on fox news that makes want to smack him whenever I see his face...er...I can never remember his name. Glenn Beck!! I had to look it up...

2) Andrew Lloyd Webber. I don't want him to die, but he has colon cancer, and I fear the worse.

3) Alanis Morisette. Again, don't WANT her to die, but she popped into my head for some reason.

4) Paris Hilton. Can we just get rid of THAT already?

5) John McCain. What?! He's old! Come on...

6) Dick Chaney. For the same reason as McCain.

7) Jackie Chan. Something non-epic, like most of his stunts. It'll be kind anti-climactic.

8) Regis Philbin. Just reading other people's answers, this one made sense to me.

9) Jaleel White. You know, Urkel? He just popped into my head, nothing against him!

10) Dustin Diamond. You know, Screech? Celebrity Fit Club, didn't seem like a good guy.

Now, keep in mind, that if any of these come true (particularly the ones I DON'T want to die), I will have a karmic debt that can never be filled...but I'll have had fun doing it.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Guilty as charged,TG. I find you fascinating.

Sehnomino -- Good list and I like your style. Guess what? Even people we don't want to die die! Don't worry about the karmic debt.It's not like you actually KILLED them with your prediction! But thanks for playing the CDP. MM


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girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

Here I go (can't believe I'm doing this lol)

In no particular order! :

1. Courtney Love

2. Amy Winehouse

3. William Shatner

4. Jack Nicholson

5. Barron Hilton I

6. Sen. Robert Carlyle Byrd

7. David Letterman

8. David Hassellhoff

9. O.J. Simpson

10. Larry King


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

David Letterman? That's interestng. Murdered by his wife or one of the women he messed with?

My hubby says OJ Simpson, too.

Anyway, a very ecclectic list, GG. It's good to see you!


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girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

Hi, MM - good to see you, too. :) Dave Letterman just always looks really gaunt to me. When I thought of "The Hoff", I thought of Letterman, too.


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MHilbert 6 years ago

Whoooa morbid hehehe. But I'll give it a try.

1) Lindsay Lohan (too much partying)

2) Oprah Winfrey (Ego explodes)

3) Andy Griffith

4) Bob Barker

5) Nancy Pelosi (Global Warming)

6) Clint Eastwood

7) Shirley Temple

8) Bo the Dog

9) Eminem

10) Dick Van Dyke


Pure 6 years ago

I'm pretty sure we're safe from any of the named celebs ever seeing our predictions. Appreciate that this isn't everyone's cup of tea. Perhaps we have lightened up from being such a dark and depraved group in 2009. Thanks for visiting anyway


Some Dude 6 years ago

My list for this year

Leonard Nimoy- He made his final appearance in Star Trek, and he’s beaming somewhere

Mickey Rourke- Too many drugs and steroids

George Bush Sr- Let it be

Dick Clark- long overdue

Larry King- He seems alright but he’s lost a lot of weight

Sean Connery- He’s been hiding too long

Bob Dylan- Knock, knock, knock’n on Heaven’s door

Gore Vidal- American author, just put out a memoir type book, bad omen

Francis Ford Coppola- Too much wine, I’m sure he’ll have that Godfather Grandpa moment in the garden

Flavor Flav- He knows what time it is


ralwus 6 years ago

Well some dude, that is some list. Bob Dylan...LMAO. Now let's see if MM knows who you are. I was expecting you. Thanks for joining us my friend.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Dear Some Dude. This is, indeed, a well composed list. Interesting that all your picks are "dudes" as well.

Ralwus says he was expecting you and knows who you are. I have some ideas but generally am not the best at identifying "alter egos" etc.

Lest I guess wrong (I have in my mind a true original associated with HP and the CDP) I will keep my "prediction" to myself.

Ralwus -- where's the incoming traffic on this? We need more contributors. Guess it's time for me and you to add new entries!

MM


ralwus 6 years ago

LOL I am thinking yet of who else to add. And for a clue...Clint Eastwood for dude [last contest] hehe. We need to drum up some more yes. Pull up my thread on it in the forums, sandpit. I cannot do it.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

ok. lets get some action going!!!


Pachuca213 6 years ago

Hey Chica- I am on for a bit and wanted to check out your new hubs....I say for sure Dick Clark its sooo sad but he is sooo old. Sadly I think that he will not be around too much longer. As far as other people, possibly Lindsay Lohan with her drugs and drinking debauchery lifestyle....honestly I think I will have to get back to you with a couple more..lol

Hope you are well!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey Chica! It's so great to see a familiar face!!

Hope you are staying dry! Can't believe the entire state of Calif is under El Nino this week. You take care -- and work on your other predictions, k? hugs and xo, MM


happy33 6 years ago

210 Celebrity Deaths:

1)Dick Clark

2)Bill Cosby

3)Lindsay Lohan

4)Kelsy Grammer

5)Mary Tyler Morre

6)Robin Willams

7)Andy Griffth

8)Amy Winehouse

9)Craig T.Nelson

10)Madonna

I don't wish death on anybody these are just my picks of shockers and not so shockers.


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Another few for the list...Alec Trebek is aging fast and there aren't many facelifts left for him. I can only hope for Rush L. to slide on out of the picture... Half the NFL sports commentators - who USED to play...Oh yeah, we were talking actual death here, not death of a TV persona...Ah well, I'll keep checking back to see who else hits the list.. :) :) Always fun to come here to take a light look at who's driving us nuts...


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello again TR.

I so agree on the NFL sports commentators. I wish them silenced, but not permanently! There is one,however, who covers college games and who drives Hubby nuts.Brent Musberger. I think perhaps I will add him to my list.

Alex Trebek -- He is getting a bit frail.Wonder who, if anyone, will take over Jeopardy. But the good news is,since he's always dressed in beautifuls suits, he's "ready to bury" at all times. Awful of me to say, but I said it anyway!

As for Rush. I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that read, "I think, therefore I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh." Nuff said.

Your picks are duly noted. If you want to list specific commentators please do...


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I don't think this should be political where people put celebrities they don't like on the list, that's not nice. Here goes:

1) Shirley Temple

2) Fidel Castro

3) Queen Elizabeth

4) Annette Funicello

5) Sean Connery

6) Hugh Hefner

7) Nancy Regan

8) Mickey Rooney

9) Dick Clark

10) Doris Day


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Dolores.

Hubbers being Hubbers, they are going to interpret and put whoever they feel like putting (rules are meant to be broken-- didn't they teach you that in Hubber school:-)?

Seriously. If you want to "win" the CDP you will not play politics.

Your list is very solid.

And honestly,there is not a person on there I would wish dead. Even #2!!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Mighty Mom additions to Celebrity Dead Pool list:

I don't think anyone got Rep. John Murtha. Only 77.

But I do have 2 more to add to my predictions:

1. George Herbert Walker Bush. He's walking with a cane and seems to be really, really slowing down.

2. George W. Bush. If you saw him yesterday in his Haiti speech with Bill Clinton, he looks like a broken man.

Amazing how the presidency ages people.


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partEpooper 6 years ago

FUN!

1. Joaquin Phoenix

2. Michael J. Fox

3. Muhammad Ali

4. Sean Connery

5. Courtney Love

6. Amy Winehouse

7. James Earl Jones

8. James Garner

9. Dick Van Dyke

10. Robin Williams


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

O.K. it's too late, but I cannot believe no one tagged Bruce Dern @73, the master himself Jack Kevorkian @81, B.B.King@84, Barbara Billingsley @ 94,Barbara Bush@84, George Bush@85 there is 6 to practice for next year, unless practicing is a "deny" I'll paste it in my caleder and hope I'm alive to play!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey 50 Caliber. You've added some good ones. Next year (God willing) you can HOST the Celebrity Deal Pool!!!

BTW to all contestants, guess we all missed Brittany Murphy AND her husband -- no one saw that one coming!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Congratulations (if that term applies) to Alekhouse for guessing ART LINKLETTER!

And today child star GARY COLEMAN -- I don't see anyone with him on their list.

Onward and upward. Almost at the 1/2 way mark of 2010!!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Wow. They're really dropping like flies this week.

Congratulations to livewithrichard for having Dennis Hopper on his list.

Still plenty of time in the year! You can still enter (just changed the rules here) but needless to say, any picks who are already dead (example: Patrick Swayze) will not count.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

A couple of people have Betty White on their lists, but she seems to still be going strong -- in fact, much stronger than most people I know 1/2 her age!

Alas, her costar in "The Golden Girls" Rue McClanahan has died.

Note for next year's pool: Don't always pick the OLDEST person on a show. Pick the "dark horse" candidate!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

girly_girl09 nailed senator Byrd! I keep checking this list! morbid fun? 50


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

50 Caliber: Are you saying that Senator Byrd died BECAUSE he got nailed by our own girly_girl09? That's funny (no it's not).

But I am glad to see some winners in the making.

We'd hit a dry spell.....

Oh, never mind. YOu know what I mean:-)!

Stay alert, my fellow necro!!!


homicidalCrackr 6 years ago

1.Lindsy Lohan

2.Britney Spears

3.James Hetfield (Metallica)

4.Kirk Hammet (Metallica)

5.Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

6.Robert Trujilio (Metallica)

7.Larry King

8.Kim Jong-il

9.Zsa Zsa Gabor

10.Ronnie Biggs


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello homicidalCrackr, Thanks for visiting. Not sure what is up with your death wish for the members of Metallica. Geez! What did they ever do to you?

Officially the pool closed early this year, but if any of your "picks" happen to kick it in the next 6 months we'll give you credit anyhow:-)! Cheers (in a morbid kind of way). MM


homicidalcrackr 6 years ago

lol...nothin against metallica, but a psychic on a radio show said that they should avoid planes and air travel this year(didn't look good), besides with their world tour wrapping up and them being the biggest band on the planet right now...who knows.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Shhh. Be very careful. You know Hub Pages is bugged by "operatives" (can't reveal their affiliation but safe to say they are anti metal:-). We don't want to fulfill the psychic's prediction, do we???

At the least,they should take separate planes....


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

This just in: Longtime NY Yankees Manager George Steinbrenner of a heart attack. He'd just celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4th.

I do not see Mr. Steinbrenner on anyone's list (where are my fellow Sox fans? Where was I when making MY list???) so no points for today's news.

But the week and month of July are young -- we may see a new "spurt" of activity yet!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Congratulations to our own "The Rope" for predicting Mitch Miller's demise.

Us Baby Boomers remember "Sing Along with Mitch" -- same era as "The Lawrence Welk Show."

Mr. Miller followed the bouncing ball into the great music studio in the sky. He had turned 99 on July 4th.


Celebrities Nude  6 years ago

Oh boy am I in. So glad you finally got it out MM. Charlie Sheen without Hanes. LOL That is good. We'll see how many come now. Great job and the picture of Farah is great! I like the little post on the King Elvis as well. Thanks MM.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Celebrity Death Watchers,

It's been a slow few months but we have a bona fide celebrity passing to report.

Tony Curtis. Some of you may remember him from the hilarious "Some Like It Hot" where he and Jack Lemmon were in drag. Flick also features Marilyn Monroe.

He is perhaps equally well known for being the father of Jamie Lee Curtis (her mom is Janet Leigh of "Psycho" infamy).

In rereading everyone's predictions I see a couple of people have President Jimmy Carter on their lists. Well, it appears Mr. Carter dodged a bullet. He became ill on a flight to Cleveland (no comment on that -- I have not been to Cleveland, but hear it "ROCKS"). Although he is still hospitalized 2 days later, it appears he will survive and will celebrate his 86th birthday tomorrow, October 1st.

Alas, he will not have Ms. Monroe to sing "Happy Birthday Mr. President" in her inimitable style:-).

Only 3 more months left in 2010. Who will be our grand prize winner????


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

WOW this is way cool, I'm glad I ran across it, I'm still in awe of some of the predictions that have sense came true or in progress. I do think

1) Lindsey Lohan OD

2) Kirk Douglas Cancer

3) Courtney Love OD

4) Burt Reynolds OD

5) Amy Winehouse OD

6) Larry King Heart Attack

7) Dick Clark Heart Attack

8) John Travolta Plane Crash

9) Liz Taylor OD

10) Robin Williams Car Accident

May they all rest in peace :)


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Katiem2. You have some interesting predictions there. Lindsay Lohan is definitely heading in that direction.

Hard to know who will go first, Kirk or Michael Douglas. I don't know how seriously to take the tabloids about MD's throat cancer.

Courtney Love appears to be sober and in great shape!

Amy Winehouse -- she's very talented but very disturbed

Liz Taylor -- God love her. I thought she was sober too, but she's also pretty old!

John Travolta plane crash? Gosh, I hope not! He and Kelly have already suffered the loss of Jett and isn't she about to give birth to another little Travoltaette?

Robin Williams -- Don't know anything about his driving habits. But I would peg Mel Gibson for a car accident.Stay off the PCH everyone!


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Okay, my pics for 2011. None of my choices from last year died...yet. I'll add a few of them again.

Michael Douglas

Fidel Castro

Sargeant Shriver

Nancy Reagan

George Bush I

Jimmy Carter

Elizabeth Taylor

Doris Day

Kate Gosslin (her children will gang up on her for exploitation)

Yoko Ono (isn't she like 90 by now?)


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi UW,

You've got a good list there. Breaks my heart to read the tabloids about Michael Douglas. I hope they are not true!

Anyway, I (or someone) will be launching the OFFICIAL 2011 CDP so we'll copy your list to that hub, if that's ok.

MM


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I hope they are wrong about Michael Douglas also. Fee free to copy it over.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

This week's dubious honor goes to our own 50 Caliber for being the only one to predict Barbara Billingsley. Just read she died (no details yet).

This news really makes me sad. June Cleaver was a big part of my childhood (note I did NOT say she was/is a role model for my own housekeeping abilities).

No "Ward, you were a little rough on the beaver last night" jokes, please (we're trying to stay respectful, lol!)


Rhonda C. Poynter 6 years ago

Hi, I looked your site up for the first time because last night I dreamt that Michael Douglas and I were in a classrtoom together, he turned in his seat and said to me, "I'm going to die on the 14th." Whoa, tomorrow's 14th? At any rate, here's my picks for '11; I left Michael off because I don't think he'll even make it that far. =( 1) James Garner (and I will be so sad) 2)Debbie Reynolds 3) Kirk Douglas 4) Jonathan Winters (and I will be so sad) 5) Bill Clinton (and I will, well, it won't be sad, it will just bum me for some reason) 6) George Jones (and I will weep like a willow) 7) Bridgette Bardot 8) Bush Jr. and/or Sr. - they both look like they're on their last legs 9) Elizabeth Edwards (at least she'll have some peace from that rat John) 10) Leaving open for a last minute add. Love your site!!!!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Wow. That's quite a dream, Rhonda. I am now officially afraid for it to be the 14th! I love Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. I cannot believe that Michael is as thin as he is.

I like your list for 2011 and will duly add it to the 2011 Dead Pool.

Thanks for contributing! MM


Rhonda C. Poynter 6 years ago

Thanks for noticing my message - being new to this, I see that I ddn't quite get the format right, nor did I use a really cool moniker...well, I'll do better next year. As for Michael, it really bothers me - not one of my favorite actors, but a good, solid actor and it seems a shame that this might get him ala Patrick Swayze...I don't know what the classroom meant (I was Class of '77, so that's way gone), and I don't know which 14th we're talking. but I come from heavy Native American heritage, and we believe in that stuff, so, we'll see. I actually hope that I am just wrong, but...Anyhow, best to you and yours/


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thank you Rhonda. I hope you are going to be a "real" hubber and create a profile with a picture/avatar and write hubs that others can comment on. Meanwhile, visiting other people's hubs and commenting is a good way to get started and get the lay of the land here, so to speak!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

I don't know how I missed this. Jill Clayburgh died of leukemia on November 5th. She was 66.

Pretty eerie that she is shown in the photo (see link below) with Michael Douglas.


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Leslie Nielsen is our latest casualty. The Canadian-born actor is best remembered for his roles in "Forbidden Planet" (1956) T"The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and, of course "Airplane!" (1980), which launched a career renaissance for the distinguished white-haired actor.

Nielsen was 84.


AMiH 6 years ago

Early entries for 2011, eligible immediately...

1. Randy Quaid (Illegal Alien Abduction)

2. Dick Cheney (Shrinks away to dust. Have you seen him lately?)

3. ZaZa Gabor (Finally Gives Up waiting for the pearly gates to open and takes the elevator down)

4. Lindsay Lohan (Publicity Stunt)

5. A Simpson (OJ, Jessica, Ashley, Bart, Homer or Santa's Little Helper)

6. Montgomery Burns (EHHHHxcellent)

7. Lance Armstrong (Dies Strong)

8. Larry King (Chokes on a Bagel Hole)

9. Tyra Banks (eating bing in attempt to be more like Oprah)

10. Steadman (lifting Oprah's wallet)


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Ha! You've got some good picks and are so far the front-runner for 2011! I will be posting the official 2011 Celebrity Dead Pool soon. MM


Rhonda C. Poynter 6 years ago

Hi, Guys - Thank you for your reply a couple weeks back - my son has been in the hospital and so I am swamped, but I will do an avatar, etc. asap. My friend just told me that we lost Elizabeth today, and I just want to note that even though this is a peculiar and odd little site I'm glad to be part of, I surely get no joy from hearing that Elizabeth lost her battle, despite her being on my list (and to be cold and calculating, the friend who said "She's on your list" - yes, but I thought that it would be late January). Elizabeth was classy and a fighter, and in that family, she should have been the one running for President. Hope all is well with you - oh, and Leslie Neilsen! =( What a crummy year...


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hello Rhonda,

Thanks for commenting again. Sorry to hear about your son and I hope he gets better soon.

And thanks for letting me know the sad news about Elizabeth Edwards. She was a classy lady and deserved much better than her philandering husband.

Here's to a better year in 2011. MM


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genwriter 6 years ago from Singapore

Wow what a hub...awesome!

Rated it and following you. Looking forward for your hubs. Don't forget to check my hubs too :)


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Why thank you, genwriter! Be on the lookout for the 2011 Celebrity Dead Pool --- coming soon!

MM


Sniper  6 years ago

Leslie Neilsen is a childhood hero. What a guy! Was so sad to hear f his death.


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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Agree with you, Sniper. An awesome talent. MM


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Right On Time 5 years ago from Australia

1. Kim Kardashian (something televised)

2. George Michael

3. Paris Hilton (again needs to be televised)

4. Jessica Simpson

5. Lindsay Lohan (unfortunately that one will probably come true)

6. Joe Jonas (overdosing on hair products)

7. Justin Bieber (rampaging fan)

8. Joan Rivers (too long already)

9. Elizabeth Taylor (yeah she's still alive somewhere)

10. David Letterman (stage hand experiences rage and Letterman gets it).


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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LOL Right On Time. Don't we WISH? Except I don't want eithe Joan Rivers or Elizabeth Taylor to go. The rest of those, I wouldn't shed a single tear!

Feel free to enter them in the 2011 CDP which will be announced shortly!

Thanks for playing. MM

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