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‘Golden Girl’ McClanahan dies
June 4, 2010
Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 76.
Attorney: Coleman, wife divorced
June 3, 2010
Former child TV actor Gary Coleman and his wife were divorced in 2008, an attorney for the late “Diff’rent Strokes” star said Wednesday, the same day a tape of a 911 call was released that detailed her call for help.
Actor, director and hell-raiser Dennis Hopper dies at 74
May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, 74, an actor and director whose low-budget biker movie “Easy Rider” made an unexpected fortune by exploring the late 1960s counterculture, and who changed Hollywood by helping open doors to younger directors such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, died Saturday at his home in Venice, Calif.
Betty White still golden as ‘Saturday Night Live’ host
May 10, 2010
Betty White demonstrated how it’s done as host of this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Actress Lynn Redgrave is laid to rest in New York
May 9, 2010
Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave on Saturday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York.
Bullock is divorcing James, adopting baby
April 29, 2010
Sandra Bullock is dumping her two-timing husband and welcoming a new guy into her life — a baby boy she is adopting as a single mother.
O’Brien to start new show on TBS
April 13, 2010
The late-night guessing game is over, with a startling twist: Conan O’Brien has chosen TBS as his future talk-show home.
Actress Dixie Carter dies
April 12, 2010
Dixie Carter, who was already a Broadway and television veteran when she found perhaps her perfect part as the wiser and wittier half of a pair of Southern sisters who ran an Atlanta interior decorating firm in “Designing Women,” has died, her publicist said Sunday.
Friend: James wants to save marriage
April 3, 2010
Jesse James is a “a broken man” and is hoping that rehab and some privacy will help him recover and save his marriage to Sandra Bullock, his friend and attorney said.
Singer’s driver dies in truck crash
March 27, 2010
A truck driver killed in a fiery crash on a Connecticut highway has been identified as a Kansas man hauling concert equipment for singer Carrie Underwood.
Witness: Jackson doctor stopped resuscitation to gather drug vials
March 22, 2010
Michael Jackson’s doctor halted CPR on the dying pop star and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that shed new light on the singer’s chaotic final moments.
Sony bets Michael Jackson fans won’t stop ’til they get enough
March 17, 2010
The man who spearheaded the record-breaking deal in which Michael Jackson’s estate will get up to $250 million in the next seven years said Tuesday that Sony Music Entertainment bought a treasure trove of new Jackson music, some of it recorded “quite recently,” some in collaboration with other artists.
Edwards’ mistress still in love
March 16, 2010
The mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards says she is helping him live “a life of truth” and the two remain in love even after their affair helped trigger his downfall from the pinnacle of U.S. politics.
‘Mission: Impossible’ star Graves dies in LA
March 15, 2010
Peter Graves, the tall, stalwart actor likely best known for his portrayal of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in the long-running television series “Mission: Impossible,” died Sunday.
Streep presents award to former Colombian hostage
March 15, 2010
It was hard to tell who was more impressed when film star Meryl Streep presented a leadership award to Ingrid Betancourt, the former Colombian presidential candidate who endured years of captivity in jungle camps.