‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Dead After Police Mistake BB Gun For Handgun

Vanessa Marquez, a Mexican-American actress primarily known for her roles in the 1988 drama “Stand and Deliver” and the medical drama series “ER” passed away on Thursday. Reports of her death have revealed that she was shot and killed by police after they had responded to a request for a Wellness check at the actress’ apartment in South Pasadena, California.

According to a press release, the incident occurred while officers were conducting a welfare check.

Officers who had arrived at Marquez’s apartment on Thursday afternoon they found she “was having seizures” and called paramedics for assistance. “While speaking to her, officers became aware she was possibly suffering from mental health issues, became uncooperative, and appeared to be unable to care for herself,” a press released published by USA Today explained. “They continued to speak to her for over an hour and a half in an attempt to offer her medical care. She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Soon after the shooting occurred, officers discovered that the weapon was a BB gun and Marquez was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Last year, Marquez worked to bring attention to the Me Too movement by speaking up about her own experiences.

#TBT Hmmm…if #Tony hadn't died would he and #Maria have lived #HappilyEverAfter ? WELL in 1993 the #Fox #sketchcomedy show #CultureClash, which aired on Fox on Saturdays at 7pm AKA #TheEarlyBirdSpecial so we never had a chance, did a sketch called #WestSideStory: 35 Years Later to explore that scenario. Doing this sketch was a once in a lifetime treat because I was and still am obsessed with #WestSideStory. I was also extremely fortunate to work with #Tony AKA #RICHARDBEYMER in a movie that same year. He is one the sweetest people I have ever met and we had a standing "lunch date" every day on set. I was never quite able hide my puppy love. ❤ So I hope you enjoy our goofy little take on one of the greatest #films well…#musical EVER made!

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In October, just on the rise of the Me Too movement, the actress made headlines when she came forward with claims that she had been “blacklisted” for speaking up about harassment during her time on set. In a series of tweets about her departure from the show, Marquez accused actors George Clooney and Noah Wiley of spouting racist and sexual rhetoric on set. “B.S.Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.’women who dont play the game lose career” she tweeted in one post.

Clooney went on to deny her claims in a statement saying “I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted… I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”

Not much is known about Marquez and her life after her departure from “ER.” Her television credits included roles on the sketch comedy show “Culture Clash,” the drama series “Melrose Place” as well as the 2000 film “Under Suspicion.” In a bio on her Instagram page, the actress did describe herself as living with terminal Celia Disease, fibromyalgia and tagged the #seizure. In a post to her post her account, she also hashtagged the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’


This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!


Fingers crossed!

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men


Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.


In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”

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