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Oscar Producer Gil Cates Dies at 77

Gil Cates

Gil Cates, a director and producer who produced a record 14 Academy Awards telecasts in 18 years, has died. He was 77.

Cates' body was found Monday on the campus of UCLA, where he was the founding dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is investigating ...
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Scarlett Johansson on Nude Photos: It's Not Like I Was Shooting a Porno

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson knows how to take naked pictures and she doesn't mind talking about it.

Speaking out about her nude photo-hacking scandal last month, Johansson tells Vanity Fair that they were ...
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Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's Mother, Dies at 92

Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton

Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Rodham died shortly after midnight in Washington, surrounded by her family, the Clintons said in a statement.

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A cause of death was not disclosed. Rodham Clinton had canceled a scheduled trip to London and Istanbul on Monday to ...
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Father of Glee's Charice Killed in the Philippines

Charice

The estranged father of Glee star Charice was stabbed to death in the Philippines, The Associated Press reports.

Ricky Pempengco, a 40-year-old construction worker, was in a store late Monday in the family's hometown of San Pedro township when he accidentally ...
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Daniel Burke, Former CEO of ABC, Dead at 82

Daniel B. Burke

Daniel Burke, who helped engineer a stunning acquisition of ABC in the 1980s and eventually became the president and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC Inc., died Wednesday at his home in Rye, N.Y. He was 82.
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Indy 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies in Race Crash

Dan Wheldon

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died after a fiery crash at the Las Vegas speedway Sunday, The Associated Press reports.

Wheldon's car burst into flames when it flew over another car and hit a wall on 13th lap of the Las Vegas 300. Drivers were informed of Wheldon's death two hours after the 15-car wreck. Wheldon, who was 33, won the Indy 500 this year and 2005.

"It was like a movie scene which they try to make as gnarly as possible," Danica Patrick was quoted as saying. "It was debris everywhere across the... read more

Influential Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers Dies

Sue Mengers

Sue Mengers, one of the most influential Hollywood agents during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died following several small strokes, Vanity Fair reports. She claimed to be 78 years old, but some sources said she was 81.

According to Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, Mengers died Saturday at her Beverly Hills home surrounded by close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier (wife of Sidney) and Boaty Boatwright.

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Mengers was born in Germany and... read more

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer, the company said Wednesday. He was 56 years old.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve... read more

All My Children Alum Mary Fickett Dies at 83

Mary Fickett

All My Children star Mary Fickett died Thursday, according to The Associated Press. She was 83.

Fickett, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of nurse Ruth Martin, was... read more

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