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    Biz Bids Farewell to Gentleman Journalist Archerd

    Ex-Variety staffer and editor Amy Dawes attended Variety's memorial service for the late great columnist Army Archerd Monday night, attended by Hollywood vets Steven Spielberg, Sidney Poitier, Sharon Stone, Carl Reiner, George Schlatter, Angie Dickinson, Tom Sherak, Arthur Hiller, Hugh O’Brian and J...

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    French New Wave Director Eric Rohmer Dies

    French New Wave auteur Eric Rohmer is one of my favorite directors of all time. He has died, at age 89.

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    Brittany Murphy Dies of Heart Attack at 32

    Actress Brittany Murphy has died of a heart attack. She was 32. TMZ broke the news, per usual, reporting that her husband made the 911 call. LA firefighters responded, performing CPR after she collapsed in the shower at her West Hollywood home. She was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at Cedar Sina...

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    USC Professor Anne Friedberg Loved Windows

    It's always tough to say good-bye to a friend who dies too young. After a lingering fight against colorectal cancer, Anne Friedberg died October 9 at age 57.

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    Variety's Army Archerd Dies at 87

    Variety columnist Army Archerd has died at age 87 of a rare cancer. It marks the end of an era. He was a lovely man. We should all keep going so long.

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    John Hughes Dead of Heart Attack at Age 59

    John Hughes died of a heart attack Thursday while visiting family in Manhattan. He was 59.

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    Michael Jackson's Will

    The LATimes has posted a PDF of Michael Joseph Jackson's last will which is copied here:

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    Obit: Karl Malden Dead at 97

    Karl Malden is dead.The theater actor will probably best be remembered for reprising his stage role as Mitch in Elia Kazan's Streetcar Named Desire, for which he won the supporting actor Oscar. He also made his mark in Kazan's On the Waterfront. While Malden played his share of villains, he was know...

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    Jackson Update on Will, Drugs, Paternity

    KTLA reports on TMZ news that Jackson is not the biological parent of his children, nor is ex-wife Debbie Rowe. And Us Weekly suggests that LA dermatologist Arnold Klein, who employed Rowe as a nurse, donated the sperm for Prince Michael 1 and Paris Michael? Is this credible? UPDATE: Rowe's attorne...

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    Farrah Fawcett Has Died

    Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle with anal cancer, reports People and LAT. She was 62. While she had given some strange interviews in recent years, the Charlie's Angels star will be remembered best for this indelible bestselling poster image.

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