Note: This is based on a "game" two of my friends have been playing for about 15 years. I thought the OP might want to give it a shot.
OK, so as we know, most people are fascinated, or at the very least, marginally interested when someone with fame passes on.
Here's how it works. When a celebrity dies, the first person to post the news on this thread gets the point.
So let's say it's last Friday and you hear that Charles Nelson Reilly has died. You immediately log on to The OP, find this thread and if no one else has posted the news yet, you post it and score yourself the point (we'll trust each person to keep their own tally.)
If you post a death that turns out to be untrue (i.e., the recent Sinbad hoax), you lose a point.
It has to be a national/international celebrity. such as an actor, musician, politician, athlete, personality, etc. Your local TV weatherman or state senator does not count.
My friends mentioned above (who have long stopped keeping score) just call each other when they hear news of a celebrity death. They also have one Death Watch person... someone whose been cheating death for some time but whose time could come at any moment. That person is worth two points. For the past few years, it's been Boris Yeltsin. But now that he's gone, the Death Watch is now on Keith Richards (runner up was Abe Vigoda.)
The game may sound in poor taste to some (though considering the coverage Anna Nicole Smith's death received, I can't imagine too many here would have a problem with it), but it does also give us a clearinghouse where we can also pay tribute to the fallen celebrity.
So if you want to participate, I guess the game starts... right now!
(Note: You can't backdate celebrity deaths. The news has to have been released May 31, 2007 or later.)