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Newly famous for 2016

Woo hoo!  Celebs!  Get to dying!

  • Paula Abdul
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Michael Bolton
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Rod Carew
  • John Carpenter
  • Ben Carson
  • David Cassidy
  • John Cena
  • Connie Chung
  • James Cromwell
  • Martin Crowe
  • Jamie Curtis
  • Jonathan Demme
  • Edie Falco
  • Jared Fogle
  • George Foreman
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Bernhard Goetz
  • Greg Gumbel
  • Daryl Hall
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • William Hurt
  • Frank Langella
  • Matt Lauer
  • Jared Leto
  • Ray Liotta
  • Katherine MacGregor
  • Garry Marshall
  • Peter Mayhew
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Gavin McLeod
  • Angela Merkel
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Chris Mortensen
  • Olivia Munn
  • Liam Neeson
  • James Patterson
  • Jane Pauley
  • Jacques Pepin
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Helen Reddy
  • Kim Richards
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Rick Ross
  • Don Schula
  • Martin Shkreli
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Jaden Smith
  • Will Smith
  • Kevin Smith
  • George Stephanopoulos
  • Frankie Valli
  • Bobby Vinton
  • Fred Willard
  • Rita Wilson
  • Edgar Winter
  • Willie Wood
  • Malcolm Young
  • Malala Yousafzai

Newly famous for 2015

Here it is!  Better late than never!

  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Liliane Bettencourt
  • Peter Billingsley
  • Lewis Black
  • Glenn Close
  • Tim Cook
  • Jay Cutler
  • Janice Dickinson
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Sally Field
  • Ric Flair
  • James Franco
  • Roger Goodell
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Richard Hatch
  • Eric Holder
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Peter Jackson
  • Lebron James
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Rob Kardashian
  • David Koch
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Tim McGraw
  • Elizabeth Montgomery
  • PELE
  • Steve Perry
  • Oscar Pistorius
  • Lana Rey
  • Kurt Russell
  • Pat Sajak
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Curt Schilling
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Russell Simmons
  • Sully Sullenberger
  • Daniel Tosh
  • Damon Wayans
  • Raquel Welch

Newly famous for 2014

Here it is – those lucky souls (and not a whole lot else) who have magically become famous via the efforts of the Stiffs.com Fame Committee.  Read it.  Know it.  Bask in the goodness.

Carter, Rubin
Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman (Chapman, Duane)
Ford, Rob
Jackson, Paris
Jackson, Prince
Laurie, Piper
Rubio, Marco
Sahl, Mort
Savage, Ben
Sinatra, Barbara
Sweetin, Jodie
Whelchel, Lisa
Burton, Tim
Efron, Zac
Hill, Lauryn
Johnson, Jimmie
Keith, Toby
Lynch, David
Moore, Julianne
Morsi, Mohamed
Sir Mix-a-Lot (Ray, Anthony)
Shyamalan, M.
Thompson, Fred
Vaughn, Vince
Weiner, Anthony
Billy Dee Williams (Williams, Billy)
Marin, Cheech
May, Brian
McCarthy, Jenny
Odom, Lamar
Rogen, Seth
Ronstadt, Linda
Samberg, Andy
Woods, James
Cruz, Ted
Danning, Sybil
Dame Judi Dench (Dench, Judi)
Gyllenhaal, Jake
Harry, Debbie
Hathaway, Anne
Hawk, Tony
Hoffman, Philip
Jillette, Penn
Johnson, Dwayne
Manning, Chelsea
Wonder, Stevie
Zeta-Jones, Catherine
Alpert, Herb
Blume, Judy
Cain, Herman
Canseco, Jose
Gretzky, Wayne
Schumacher, Michael
Astley, Rick
Cranston, Bryan
Idle, Eric
Jenner, Kris
Kardashian, Kim
Muniz, Frankie
Ortiz, David
Snowden, Edward
Spitzer, Eliot
Springsteen, Bruce
Zimmerman, George

Newly famous for 2013

70 new “winners” for the 2013 game, all of whom are now “Good to Go” as far as the game in concerned.  Remember kids – this is a process, well documented in the MOST IMPORTANT RULE.
Enjoy!
  1. Adele Adkins
  2. Samuel Alito
  3. David Attenborough
  4. Roberto Benigni
  5. Carl Bernstein
  6. Orlando Bloom
  7. John Bongiovi
  8. Honey Boo Boo
  9. Anthony Bourdain
  10. James Brooks
  11. Michael Buble
  12. Brooke Burke
  13. Mark Burnett
  14. Hector Camacho
  15. David Cameron
  16. Julie Chen
  17. Natalie Cole
  18. Clive Davis
  19. Roberto de Vicenzo
  20. George Deukmejian
  21. Kirsten Dunst
  22. Jules Feiffer
  23. Barbara Feldman
  24. Anthony Foyt
  25. David Frost
  26. Selena Gomez
  27. Topher Grace
  28. Robert Griffin
  29. Chelsea Handler
  30. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  31. Bob Hoskins
  32. Jimmy Johnson
  33. Alicia Keys
  34. Lane Kiffin
  35. Diane Ladd
  36. Cyndi Lauper
  37. Taylor Lautner
  38. Bruce Lee
  39. Dina Lohan
  40. Demi Lovato
  41. George Lucas
  42. William Maher
  43. Ian McKellen
  44. Liza Minelli
  45. Bill Nye
  46. Sandra Oh
  47. Joel Osteen
  48. Katy Perry
  49. Prince Philippos
  50. Kim Phuk
  51. Jeff Probst
  52. Daniel Radcliffe
  53. Leann Rimes
  54. John Roberts
  55. Ray Romano
  56. Nicolas Sarkozy
  57. Diane Sawyer
  58. Ridley Scott
  59. Garry Shandling
  60. Sonia Sotomayor
  61. Bart Starr
  62. Kristen Stewart
  63. Ben Stiller
  64. Taylor Swift
  65. Randy Travis
  66. Kathleen Turner
  67. Mark Wahlberg
  68. Dionne Warwick
  69. Elijah Wood
  70. Bob Woodward

Newly Famous for 2012

Here they are kids – the latest to “make the grade” as it were – now officially Good To Go:

  • Casey Anthony
  • James Baker
  • Jason Bateman
  • Chaz Bono
  • Russell Brand
  • Whitey Bulger
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Dwayne Carter
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Tina Fey
  • Saadi Gaddafi
  • James Gandolfini
  • Barry Gibb
  • Sean Hannity
  • Kim Jong-un
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Val Kilmer
  • Jonathan Leibowitz
  • Michael Lohan
  • John Mayer
  • Jonathan Meyers
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Yao Ming
  • Bobby Orr
  • Ron Paul
  • Maury Povich
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Jerry Sandusky
  • Yakov Smirnoff
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Dick Vermeil
  • Roger Waters

Some fun statistics

Culling through our massive game database, we came up with some interesting data.  This is a database of over 5000 celebrities, by the way – so pay heed.  Specifically:

Ten Most Popular Days to Die (number of deaths):

  • July 01 (14)
  • December 17 (12)
  • January 22 (11)
  • July 02 (10)
  • November 01 (10)
  • December 19 (10)
  • June 03 (9)
  • January 02 (9)
  • May 14 (9)
  • December 12(9)

Click here to see who died on those days

Interesting side note:  Johnny Longden is the only person in our database to die on his birthday.

Top Ten Multiple-Death Days (number of deaths on that day)

  • July 01 1999 (5)
  • February 12 2000 (4)
  • April 21 1999(3)
  • December 19 2000 (3)
  • December 17 2009 (3)
  • December 31 1997 (3)
  • May 14 1998 (3)
  • December 17 1999 (3)
  • March 27 2002 (3)
  • November 18 1999 (3)

Click here to see who died on those days

Deaths by Year (please not that in 1998 and 1999 we were out of our minds, and considering everyone with an AP Obituary to be famous.  We’re much smarter and more sober now)

  • 61 –  2011
  • 80  – 2010
  • 65  – 2009
  • 83  – 2008
  • 79  – 2007
  • 99  – 2006
  • 84  – 2005
  • 70  – 2004
  • 96  – 2003
  • 101  – 2002
  • 98  – 2001
  • 93  – 2000
  • 193  – 1999
  • 128  – 1998
  • 119  – 1997
  • 64  – 1996
  • 39  – 1995

First Three-Bagger Complete!

It was a radical shift in the world of deadpoolin’ – but the first Three-Bagger is – ahem – in the bag.

With the timely passing of Ernie Harwell, Ghosts of Stiffs Past won it with … And This Is My Other Carcass Daryl – with Daryl Gates and Merlin Olsen rounding out the trifecta.  Congrats to our latest winning corpse counter.

That was so much fun, we started another one.  Go give her a try, and maybe YOU can be the next Big Winner.  Choose carefully, grasshopper.

The Stiffs.com Three Bagger – How does it work?

Now that we’ve dispelled the myth of the “celebs dying in threes” thing, it’s time to start a new game where you try to get three hits.  Makes sense to us, and that’s really all that matters.

The basic principals are the same:  you pick a list of 10 would-be daisy-pushers (and one alternate in case one croaks on you a bit early), and then you comb the Stiffs.com Forums waiting for the good news.  But there is a difference here – there is not end date for this game.  This one is purely based on who gets 3 stiffs first.  As soon as someone hits that magical 3rd corpse, the game is over, and out goes the cash.

The cash distribution is a bit different too – it goes out based on points like before – but this is our first game with a PRIZE POOL.  Winners get a percentage of the prize pool – so the more people you get playing, the more money you win!  Woo hoo!

Comments welcome, as long as it’s nothing about the rules.  Or who’s famous.  Or why I’m so handsome.  We’re tired of answering those all the time.