• Entertainment: Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67 david-cassidy-dead-ff1317fd-d914-4daf-bc1a-2d3431b614cf NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family ...
  • Entertainment: Della Reese, star of TV’s ‘Touched By An Angel,’ dies at 86 Della Reese-D03G1TVNOT06-9P3X15LINES(PhatzNewsRoom / USA Today Sports)   —   Della Reese who enjoyed dual careers, first as a jazz and pop singer and later as a TV star on CBS’ Touched By An Angel, has died at age 86. Her representative, Lynda Bensky, confirmed her death to USA TODAY, noting, “We lost a magnificent woman who was a trailblazer in ...
  • Breaking News: Rock ‘n’ roll legend Tom Petty dies at 66 after suffering cardiac arrest © (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform on the 40th Anniversary Tour at Wrigley Field on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Chicago. NEW YORK (AP) — Given the leather jacket and sneer Tom Petty wore on the cover of his 1976 debut, many people assumed he was one of those cheeky punks bent on tearing down the walls of rock ‘n’ roll. He wasn’t. It’s not that Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, didn’t have their share of ...
  • Hugh Hefner, leader of the sexual revolution, dies at 91 FILE - In this May 14, 1999 file photo, Playboy founder and editor in chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life. With Playboy, he helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation. In 1953, a time when states could legally ...
  • Entertainment: Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91 jerry-lewis-rip-2 (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-    Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas ...
  • Entertainment: Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73 Sam Shepeard NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s ...
  • Entertainment: Martin Landau, Oscar winner for ‘Ed Wood,’ dies at 89 Variety Martin 2(PhatzNewsRoom / Variety)    —-    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, most closely associated with scene-stealing character turns in such films as “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Ed Wood” as well as the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He had been hospitalized at UCLA where he experienced ...
  • Entertainment: George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ creator, dies at 77 george-romero-apimages-1500241733(PhatzNewsRoom / LA Times)     —-    Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77, his family said. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to The Times ...
  • Entertainment: Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88 FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 1989 file photo, actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the “World of Wheels” custom car show in Chicago. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, West’s family said the actor, who portrayed Batman in a 1960s TV series, has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday. West died Friday night after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” his family said in a statement. West played ...
  • Entertainment: Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89 007(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)   —-   Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is the heaviest of hearts, we must share ...
  • Country legend Loretta Lynn hospitalized after having stroke FILE - In this March 17, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. A posting on country music legend Lynn's website says she has been hospitalized after having a stroke. The posting says Lynn was admitted into a Nashville hospital on Thursday night, May 4, 2017, after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after having a stroke, her publicist said Friday. Maria Malta, a publicist for Sony Music, confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital Thursday night after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Lynn’s website says she ...
  • Summer Movie Preview: Highlights from May through August This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman," in theaters on June 2. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily-clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, some classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war films. Here’s a monthly rundown some of the summer’s highlights. Dates are subject to change. ___ MAY “Guardians of ...
  • Entertainment: Comedian Charlie Murphy Dies at 57 charlie_murphy(PhatzNewsRoom / Splitsider.com)    —    Comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away. TMZ is reporting that Murphy died this morning in a hospital in New York City after a battle with leukemia. According to the report, Murphy’s family said they are “absolutely shocked” at the news because “they thought he was getting better.” In addition to his ...
  • Entertainment: Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2008 file photo, Don Rickles is honored for best individual performance in a variety or music program for "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Rickles, the hollering, bald-headed "Merchant of Venom” whose barrage of barbs upon the meek and the mighty endeared him to audiences and his peers for decades died, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed “Mr. Warmth” whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, ...
  • Entertainment: Chuck Berry’s influence on rock ‘n roll was incalculable FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)    —-   Rock n’ roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a ...
  • Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns Barry Jenkins, foreground center, and the cast accept the award for best picture for "Moonlight" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented ...
  • Entertainment: Grammy-winning musician Al Jarreau dies at 76 AP-People-Al-Jarreau(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)   —-   Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau has died. His passing comes two days after an announcement was made on his website that he was retiring from touring due to exhaustion. Jarreau had been in a hospital in Los Angeles and was “slowly recovering,” according to a statement posted on Thursday. He was 76. Jarreau ...
  • Entertainment: At SAG Awards, protest of immigration ban takes spotlight Hidden FiguresOscar season is looking more and more like one very well-dressed protest against President Donald Trump. In speech after fiery speech at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, winners struck a defiant tone against Trump’s sweeping immigration ban. Their words varied from tender personal reflections to full-throated battle cries, but they were nearly uniform in channeling ...
  • Entertainment: 2 Oscar nominated films stay in the Top 5 This image released by Universal Studios shows John Ortiz in a scene from "A Dog's Purpose." (Joe Lederer/Universal Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, “A Dog’s Purpose” still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it had a healthy debut nonetheless for a ...
  • Entertainment News: John Hurt, Oscar nominated for “The Elephant Man” dies at 77 File - This Sep. 13, 2011, shows British actor and cast member John Hurt arriving for the UK film premiere of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" at the BFI Southbank in London. The great and versatile actor Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in “The Elephant Man,” terrify them in “Alien,” and spoof that very same scene in “Spaceballs,” has died at age 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in London according to his agent Charles McDonald. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The versatile actor Sir John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in “The Elephant Man,” terrify them in “Alien,” and spoof that very same scene in “Spaceballs,” has died. He was 77. Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died Friday in London according to his agent Charles McDonald. Twice nominated for an Oscar ...
  • Breaking News: Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says mary-tyler-moore-plastic-surgeryNEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died. Moore died Wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said. She was 80. Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the ...
  • Entertainment: Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’ with record-tying 14 nods This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)   —-  The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of “OscarsSoWhite” backlash. “La La Land” matched “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever, earning nods for best picture, ...
  • Golden Globes: Hope, Trump upstage ‘La La Land’s’ moment in the sun This image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)BEVERLY HILS, Calif. (AP) — The sunny musical “La La Land” may have danced its way to a Golden Globes record Sunday night, but the film’s seven accolades were a mere sideshow to the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, whose speech encapsulated the evening’s prevailing themes of hope, inclusivity and action over anger about the ...
  • Entertainment: ‘M.A.S.H.’ star William Christopher dies at 84 FILE- In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, cast members of the television series "M*A*S*H" from left, William Christopher, Harry Morgan, Mike Farrell, Alan Alda, and Jamie Farr, take a break on the set during taping in Los Angeles. Christopher died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. He was 84. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)“M.A.S.H.” star William Christopher has died. He was 84. Christopher’s agent Robert Malcom said the actor died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at his home in Pasadena, California. He tells The Associated Press that Christopher’s wife says her husband died peacefully. Malcom said Christopher was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago and had been in hospice ...
  • Entertainment: Actress Debbie Reynolds has died at 84, son says FILE - This Oct. 14, 2011 file photo shows actress Debbie Reynolds posing for a portrait in New York. Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain" died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, according to her son Todd Fisher. She was 84. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic movie “Singin’ in the Rain” has died one day after the death of her daughter, actress-writer Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84. Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday. “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where ...
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