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Liberace’s Former Lover, Scott Thorson, Sentenced to 8 to 20 Years in Prison

A former lover of Liberace, who was the subject of the HBO film Behind the Candelabra, has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary and…

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Maria Conchita Alonso fired following Tea Party commercial she filmed

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (Entertainment Magazine) — Maria Chonchita Alonso says she quit a Los Angeles staging of “The Vagina Monologues” because detractors of her politics threatened to burn down the theater. Best known for her roles in the films…

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BBC presenter Komla Dumor dies of heart attack at 41

LONDON, Jan. 19 (Entertainment Magazine) — BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor suffered a sudden heart attack and died at the age of 41 in London, officials said. Dumor, who was born in 1972 in Accra, Ghana, was a presenter for…

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Brian Boitano on Coming Out for the Sochi Games

Brian Boitano “was never and in or out guy,” the 1988 Olympic gold medalist told ABC News’ Dan Kloeffler in a recent interview. But Boitano, who stopped by ABC to promote his new show “The Brian Boitano Project,” said that…

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Poet and Activist Amiri Baraka Dies at Age 79

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 9 (Entertainment Magazine) — Amiri Baraka, the controversial New Jersey poet turned political activist, died Thursday, Newark officials said. He was 79. Baraka had been in Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark for several weeks, the Star-Ledger…

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Venezuela arrests 7 in Monica Spear killing

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 9 (Entertainment Magazine) — Four men, a woman and two teenagers were arrested in the death of soap opera actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear, Venezuela’s Interior Ministry said. “I announce to the country that capture…

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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ family injured in car crash

The Thompson family, stars of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’: (Top, from l. to r.) Lauryn (Pumpkin), Mike (Sugar Bear), Jessica (Chubbs), Anna (Chickadee); (Bottom L to R) Alana (Honey Boo Boo), June (Momma). All but Anna were injured in…

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Lindsey Vonn Will Not Compete in 2014 Sochi Olympics

Bad news, Lindsey Vonn fans: Due to a repetitive knee injury, the gold-medal skier will be unable to compete in this year’s Winter Olympics. As her rep explained in a statement, “Lindsey Vonn will be unable to compete in the…

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Judge tentatively rules against new trial in Michael Jackson case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (Entertainment Magazine) — A Los Angeles judge has tentatively ruled against a new trial against entertainment giant AEG Live in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos heard…

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Juanita Moore, ‘Imitation of Life’ actress, dies at 99

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (Entertainment Magazine) — Academy Award-nominated actress Juanita Moore, known for her role in “Imitation of Life” died at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 99. Moore collapsed at her home Wednesday, though the…

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