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Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Jul 12, 2014

By KRISTEN de GROOT, Associated Press Writer

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that ...

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Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Jul 12, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into ...

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LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

Jul 12, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

To Ohio. Home.

Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and ...

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'Better Call Saul' supporting cast announced

Jul 11, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — AMC is confirming that Michael McKean is joining series star Bob Odenkirk in "Better Call Saul," the much-awaited prequel to "Breaking Bad."

Best-known from the film "This Is Spinal Tap," McKean will play the brother of Saul ...

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Brown exits New Edition tour to focus on health

Jul 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.

A spokeswoman for the R&B group said group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant wish the 45-year-old singer a speedy recovery. No other details ...

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'Harry Potter' actor Legeno dies in Death Valley

Jul 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.

Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films.

The brawny British actor also appeared in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Batman ...

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Back to reality for Nicole Richie in new TV show

Jul 11, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nicole Richie is going back to reality.

The former star of "The Simple Life" with her childhood bestie Paris Hilton headlines her own show "Candidly Nicole" debuting July 17 on VH1.

The eight 30-minute episodes are based on Richie's AOL ...

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Skilled jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies at 76

Jul 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz a half-century ago as a member of the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, has died. He was 76.

Haden, who had in recent years suffered from post-polio syndrome, died Friday in Los Angeles from the prolonged illness.

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'Glee' star's boyfriend dead in Philadelphia hotel

Jul 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An autopsy has failed to pinpoint why the boyfriend of "Glee" star Becca Tobin died in a Philadelphia hotel.

Police say they were called to the Hotel Monaco on Thursday afternoon and soon pronounced 31-year-old Matt Bendik dead.

The city medical examiner's office confirms ...

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Pivot teams with Stanley Tucci for new TV series

Jul 11, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (TOO'-chee).

The nearly year-old network focuses on viewers 18 to 34. It plans to launch "Fortitude" in January with 12 one-hour episodes.

Tucci plays a detective who ...

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UK dance body seeks to ban same-sex competitors

Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The governing body of ballroom dancing in Britain has stirred controversy by proposing to ban same-sex couples from competitions.

The British Dance Council says it is voting to change the definition of a competing partnership to be "one man and one lady" — a move that equality ...

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Walsh gives up control to get back on TV

Jul 11, 2014

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he'd grown used to.

Walsh, who chased fugitives for 26 years, first on Fox's "America's Most Wanted" and a short postscript on Lifetime, returns Sunday on CNN (9 ...

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McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock

Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.

Filming has begun on "Mr. Holmes," which imagines the famous sleuth in his old age as a retiree living in seclusion by the sea. The movie, based on Mitch ...

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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Jul 11, 2014

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.

Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new ...

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Bono's daughter Eve Hewson simplifies billing

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Those unusual, and sometimes wacky, names given by celebrities to their offspring don't always work in the real world.

Just ask Eve Hewson, the 23-year-old daughter of U2 lead singer Bono. She simplified things during her school years ...

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Relics from investigated collection on display

Jul 10, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana museum is displaying numerous Native American relics belonging to a man from whom the FBI seized many artifacts this spring.

The display at the Shelby County Historical Society's Grover Museum includes arrowheads, pottery and tools on loan from Don ...

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Dave Grohl brings rock n' roll touch to TV tour

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour.

His enthusiasm for his new HBO project "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" was evident with F-bombs ...

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Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO

Jul 10, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.

The music special will feature the married couple on their "On the Run Tour"

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Robert Rodriguez unveils 'Matador' spy thriller

Jul 10, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The premiere of the new spy thriller "Matador" has a shocking moment early in the hour. It involves a human head and a sharp object. And it perfectly reflects the rawboned sensibility of Robert Rodriguez, whose network, El Rey,

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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died.

She was 92 and died Wednesday of ...

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