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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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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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‘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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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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Newborn Polar Bear Cubs Cuddle in Munich Zoo

Looks like nothing can wake these adorable twin polar bear cubs from their slumber – even when one tries to nestle closer to the other. And, really, who can blame them? Their mama’s fur looks pretty darn cozy! The 3-week-olds…

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Lucasfilm and Marvel Team Up For New ‘Star Wars’ Comics

In 1977, Marvel Comics published the very first ‘Star Wars‘ comic book. Now, nearly 40 years later, George Lucas‘ beloved universe is coming home. In an act of unsurprising corporate synergy, Lucasfilm has announced that, beginning in 2015, Marvel will…

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Musician says US customs agents destroyed 11 bamboo flutes

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (Entertainment Magazine) — A musician says U.S. customs agents destroyed 11 of his flutes but a customs official says agents destroyed only “fresh green bamboo canes.” Boujemaa Razgui, a flautist based in New York, told ArtsJournal.com…

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Seventy people injured following piranha attack in Argentina

A man being treated after he was bit by a type of piranha in Argentina. An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their…

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Eliot Spitzer and Wife to End 26-Year Marriage

DIsgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office in 2008 after it was revealed he was involved with prostitutes, announced in a joint statement with his wife late Tuesday that their 26-year marriage is over. “We regret…

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