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August 16, 2019 - 5:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like "Easy Rider,'' has died. His family says in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. The official...
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June 26, 2019 - 11:56 am
HONOLULU (AP/KMOX) — Beth Chapman, the wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman, has died after being in a medically induced coma since Monday. She was 51. It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the...
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Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew
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May 02, 2019 - 6:26 pm
BOYD, Texas (KMOX) — The actor known for his beloved portrayal of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars triology, Peter Mayhew, has died. He was 74. The English actor died Tuesday, April 30, however, the family of Mayhew announced the news from his Twitter account @TheWookieeRoars Thursday afternoon...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, Michael Lang speaks during a tour at the former Zena Elementary School in Woodstock, N.Y. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite media reports claiming Jay-Z, Black Keys and others will perform at the event in August. The original Woodstock concert took place in 1969. On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Variety reported that Jay-Z, Black Keys, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, the Killers, Gary Clark Jr. and others will perform at Woodstock 50.(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
March 07, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite media reports claiming Jay-Z, Black Keys and others will perform at the August event. On Thursday Variety reported that Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Imagine...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actress and director Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress-director Penny Marshall is being remembered for her wit and the ground she broke in the male-dominated film business. Marshall, who rose to fame as one of the stars of the television hit "Laverne & Shirley," died Monday night in her Los Angeles home at age 75. She...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev., is pictured during an interview during a break in the trial of Denny Edward Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, that Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 17, 2018 - 12:27 am
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Burt Reynolds appears at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con in Chicago. Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights," and the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2018 - 11:48 pm
In the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan, Burt Reynolds had (almost) nothing to hide. With his trademark bushy mustache topping his ever-present smirk and one of his hands strategically covering his private parts, Reynolds dared to bare — as he did most of his life. He would call his Cosmo...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2012 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" topped the songs' charts. More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel Like) A...
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In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Joe Jackson tours the his family home in Gary, Ind.
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June 27, 2018 - 12:51 pm
"Papa Joe," as he would become known, ruled through his stern, intimidating and unflinching presence, which became so indelible it was part of black popular culture.
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