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Angelina Jolie has become an honorary dame of the British Empire, ABC News reports. The honor, which will be celebrated on Sunday along with Queen Elizabeth's 88th birthday, is one of the highest to be awarded by Britain. Jolie was recognized for raising global awareness about violence against women.
Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip...
She's just being Miley. That seems the theme of the singer's new interview with Rolling Stone, which chronicles Cyrus getting tattoos, jumping out of a plane and partying all night by drinking Malibu. Interspersed within the adventures, Cyrus, 20, shares insights on everything from Justin Bieber, the Video Music Awards controversy and her penchant for nudity. While some of these anecdotes are wildly amusing (you'll never guess which actor got a tattoo in her honor), others are slightly disturbing, especially when it comes to one of her childhood chores for her father. Check out the 12 highlights below.
Phyllis Diller, the legendary comedienne who paved the way for many female comics, has died. She was 95. Diller died Monday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family, TMZ reports. Diller had reportedly fallen recently, but the accident isn't believed to be associated with her death.
Hal Kanter, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the groundbreaking series Julia, has died. He was 92.Kanter died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at California's Encino Hospital, his daughter, Donna Kanter, told the Los Angeles Times. See the celebs we lost this year"What a dear man," friend Carl Reiner said. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it. Any time he ...