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Country star George Jones dies at 81
George Jones, the hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic He Stopped Loving Her Today, has died.
Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil dies at 68
The woman known around the world as Cape Breton's first lady of song died at age 68 following complications from surgery. The singer and former CBC-TV star from Big Pond, Nova Scotia inspired dozens of young songwriters and performers after her big break
Disney star Annette Funicello dies at 70
Annette Funicello, the family-friendly actress and singer known for her time with Disney's Mousketeers and in the Beach Party films of the 1960s, has died at the age of 70.
Frank Thornton, the actor, who has died aged 92, played the lugubrious, disdainful and immaculately tailored Capt Peacock in the long-running BBC Television sitcom Are You Being Served? for 12 years from 1973.
FBI releases files on Marilyn Monroe
FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning friends who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.
'Odd Couple' actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90
Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV's "The Odd Couple" and the crime-fighting coroner in "Quincy, M.E.," died Monday, a son said. He was 90.
In 'Chasing Ice,' climate change gets its close up
There is a scene in the documentary "Chasing Ice" that shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing -- or "calving" -- and violently crashing into the sea below. The piece of ice that breaks away is compared to the size of lower
Notorious B.I.G. autopsy report released
A lawyer for the family of Notorious B.I.G. says it’s ridiculous that Los Angeles police have not arrested anyone for the rapper’s 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner’s officials released a long-sealed autopsy report.
Clark Kent quits ‘Daily Planet' newspaper
Kent - perhaps better known by his tights-clad alter-ego, Superman - will quit his longstanding job as a reporter for Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet in the next issue of “Superman,” USA Today reports.
Star Trek's tribble celebrated as piece of U.S. heritage
The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming is holding a "Name the Tribble" contest. The idea is to promote American Archives Month and show people that archives aren't just repositories of musty old documents -- they can be home to cool stu
Journalist Henry Champ dies at 75
Canadian journalist Henry Champ, who worked for CBC, CTV and NBC during a career that spanned more than four decades, has died at age 75.
Child soldiers on film
The heartbreaking plight of child soldiers is being explored in two new Canadian movies: one a fiction feature and the other a documentary. Laura Thompson reports.
Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Engaged
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's relationship has been so quiet that few even knew they were dating. Now, after a six-month courtship, the Canadian rockers are engaged to be married.
Movie composer Marvin Hamlisch dies
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including The Sting and won a Tony for A Chorus Line, has died in Los Angeles at 68.
Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies
Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said.
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