MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY, WEAKLY: Remember back in September 2006 when we speculated about who was the youngest celebrity to have an already-written obit? Well, the Associated Press now has prepared one for Britney Spears. Yikes.
As far as the "whose obit has been stale for the longest?" query, the Jeanine Basinger book now has me convinced that the answer may be Deanna Durbin, once among Hollywood's biggest musical stars, who left the industry for seclusion in France in 1948 at the age of 27 ... and never looked back.