Robert Wagner Named Person of Interest in Natalie Wood Investigation

Back in 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.

The beloved star of such film classics as West Side Story, Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without a Cause was just 43 years old.

In the decades since Woods’ death, the suspicion that she was murdered by husband Robert Wagner has persisted – and with good reason.

In 2014, Wagner was questioned by police in connection with his wife’s death.

In 2016, it was widely rumored that the actor would be taken into police custody, but the arrest was never made.

Speculation about Wagner’s possible motives has varied widely over the years, but the most popular theory these days seems to be that Wood walked in on her husband in bed with friend Christopher Walken while the three actors were on an overnight yachting expedition.

Wagner chased Wood on deck, the story goes, and she either slipped, hit her head, and fell in the water, or he struck her and dumped her unconscious body overboard, where she drowned.

It may sound outlandish, but it’s not just tabloids and social media gossip hounds who are still interested in the details of that fateful night.

In 2011, the investigation was re-opened, and Wood’s cause of death was officially changed from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors.”

On Saturday night, a new 48 Hours special entitled “Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water” will debut on CBS.

The episode features conversations with some of the authorities who have been investigating Woods’ passing for six years now – and they say they’re ready to interrogate Wagner:

“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s (Wagner) more of a person of interest now,” says John Corina, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”

Public suspicion of Wagner and Walken began shortly after Wood’s death when it was revealed that they claimed she unexpectedly set out by herself in a dinghy in the middle of the night.

When family and friends revealed that Wood had a crippling fear of water and drowning, the actors changed their stories.

“I haven’t seen him (Wagner) tell the details that match all the other witnesses in this case,” Corina says.

“I think he’s constantly changed his story a little bit. And his version of events just don’t add up.” 

The special also features an interview with Detective Ralph Hernandez. who recently evaluated Wood’s autopsy report and confirmed that the actress had fresh bruises on her body at the time of her death.

“She looked like a victim of an assault,” Hernandez says.

Producers of 48 Hours say Wagner declined their request to comment on the story.


Natalie Portman Heroically Announces “All-Male” Nominees at the Golden Globes

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear elegant black dresses.

Last night at the Golden Globes, Oprah delivered the incredible speech that everyone’s talking about. But she wasn’t the only one to catch everyone’s attention.

Natalie Portman, with just a few words, called out hypocrisy and showed that she was not even remotely f–king around. See the epic moment below!

The big chatter leading up to Sunday night’s Golden Globes award show, everyone was talking about the black dresses.

Would every woman be wearing a black dress? Was it a visual sign of solidarity or an empty gesture?

(Hint: since these women are doing a lot more than have a matching color scheme, it’s really not an empty gesture)

People also talked about men wearing black in support … but since men are generally dressed in mostly black for these events anyway, would that be significant in any way?

But once people started showing up on the red carpet, talk swiftly turned away from the omnipresent (and gorgeous) black dresses.

Debra Messing (who remains beloved, even though the Will & Grace revival is kind of a mess) called out E! for allegedly not paying Catt Sadler fairly.

The gender pay gap is serious business, folks, and it exists in so many businesses. Sadler quit E! after more than a decade, upon learning that her male costar was allegedly earning twice her salary.

Messing said this on E!‘s red carpet, while being interviewed by Giuliana Rancic.

Eva Longoria, looking pregnant and gorgeous, also called out E! for their alleged pay gap.

The highlight of this Golden Globes night of zero chill was definitely Oprah’s inspiring, powerful speech.

But Oprah wasn’t the only star speaking out or making headlines and waves from that stage.

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard came up on stage for what seemed like it would be a regular, run-of-the-mill presentation of the Best Director category and the announcement of the winner.

But, as you can see here, Natalie Portman announced the nominees by highlighting the fact that every single nominee was male:

“And here are the all-male nominees.”

Honestly? What a great reminder that Natalie Portman was the best possible choice to play Padme Amidala. Sometimes the character and actor match up.

Anyway, this moment did not go unnoticed.

Shonda Rhimes tweeted: “‘And here are the all male nominees.’ Natalie Portman calls it for what it is.”

Sarah Silverman tweeted: “Oh s–t Portman for the win! ‘And here are the all male nominees’ wheeeeWhoooo!!”

We don’t want to give the impression that the Golden Globes were business as usual. They were not.

Oprah was the first black woman in her category.

Sterling K. Brown made history with his award.

Aziz Ansari made history with his award.

But these are long overdue milestones. These are entire demographics of supremely talented actors who have been shut out for years and are only now receiving the recognition that they deserve.

Kind of like plenty of female directors who, many believe, deserved more recognition for their groundbreaking work in 2017.


‘Bad Girls Club’ Star Natalie Nunn Slams American Airlines for Insulting Daughter

“Bad Girls Club” star Natalie Nunn claims an American Airlines employee insulted her daughter and kicked her out of first class … but our AA sources tell us they’re not to blame. Natalie was flying back to Sacramento after visiting family…


‘Bad Girls Club’ Star Natalie Nunn Slams American Airlines for Insulting Daughter

“Bad Girls Club” star Natalie Nunn claims an American Airlines employee insulted her daughter and kicked her out of first class … but our AA sources tell us they’re not to blame. Natalie was flying back to Sacramento after visiting family…


Robert Yancy Dies; Son of Natalie Cole Was 39

Sad news out of Hollywood today, as a family that’s already been touched by tragedy on several occasions has suffered yet another loss.

Robert Yancy, the son of singer Natalie Cole, was found dead in his San Fernando Valley apartment late last night.

He was just 39 years.

Family members tell TMZ that authorities contacted them at 2:30 on Sunday morning to inform that Robert died of a heart attack.

The death is being listed as a result of natural causes pending the results of a full autopsy and toxicology report.

Yancy’s mother, Natalie Cole, died of congestive heart failure believed to have been brought about by hard drug use in 2015, but those who knew him best say Robert never suffered from substance abuse issues.

Friends tell TMZ that after a number of personal setbacks, Yancy was happy, seemingly healthy, and “turning his life around” in the weeks before his passing.

Robert’s father died of a heart attack at the age of 34, leading many to the conclusion that severe heart disease simply runs in the family.

At least one insider says authorities were clear that there’s no reason to suspect that drugs or foul play were involved in Yancy’s death.

The son of Cole and her first husband, Marvin Yancy, a singer for the R&B group The Independents, Robert was a lifelong music lover who was working in the industry at the time of his death.

Robert gained major media attention last year, when he slammed the Grammys for failing to pay proper tribute to his mother following her unexpected passing.

“She deserves more than that because she has done so much,” he said at the time.

“To have my mother treated with the disdain and disrespect that she was treated with last night, it’s just unacceptable. It was not right.”

Cole, the first black performer to win a Best New Artist Grammy, received no tribute beyond a brief segment in the show’s annual “In Memoriam” montage.

Robert’s grandfather, the legendary jazz musician Nat King Cole, also passed away prematurely, succumbing to lung cancer in 1965 at the age of 45.

Robert Yancy has already been the subject of thousands of heartfelt tributes on social media.

Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.