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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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    Michael Jackson Pronounced Dead

    Pop star Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was pronounced dead after arriving at UCLA Medical Center in a coma. He was 50. I saw him perform at his peak at Anaheim stadium in the mid-80s. He will not be going on his planned comeback tour. Thriller is still one of my fave dance albums of all time. He...

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    Carradine Was to Star in Indie Pic Portland

    David Carradine, who apparently accidentally hung himself in his Bangkok hotel room closet with a curtain rope, will not be finishing Stretch, the movie he was shooting. (Here's the NYT obit, and Film in Focus.) Carradine was fabulous in the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and as Woody G...

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    Bound for Glory's Carradine Sings, Attacks Wexler, Talks Cocaine

    My old EW colleague Chris Willman posted a long detailed account on Facebook of a night at the Aero in Santa Monica with Bound for Glory cinematographer Haskell Wexler and stars David Carradine and Ronny Cox. The Depression era movie marks one of Carradine's best performances, as Woody Guthrie; he a...

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    Natasha Richardson is Dead

    From the LAT:

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    Obit: Paul Newman Dies

    I met Paul Newman once, At Cannes. He was there for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. He was my height, and looked straight at me with his brilliant blue eyes. They were piercing, intensely blue. Almost azure.

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    Obit: Sydney Pollack Dies; One of Hollywood Greats

    Director Sydney Pollack died in Los Angeles Monday after a long bout with cancer. He was 73.

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    Minghella and Clarke Are Gone

    Anthony Minghella died of an unexpected cerebral hemorrhage on Tuesday after the removal of a growth in his neck last week. He was 54. Minghella had been finishing up the BBC/HBO series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," which he co-wrote and co-produced with Richard Curtis, before its debut March...

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    Heath Ledger Found Dead, Surrounded by Pills

    Heath Ledger was ">found dead in his SoHo apartment, Tuesday, surrounded by pills. It may not be a suicide. He was 28.

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