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Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar, the father of Grammy winner Norah Jones and the man George Harrison called "the godfather of world music," has died. He was 92. "It is with heavy hearts we write to inform you that Pandit Ravi Shankar, husband, father, and musical soul, passed away today, December 11th, 2012," his family said in a statement on his website. "His health has been fragile for the past several years and on Thursday he underwent a surgery that could have potentially given him a new lease of life. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the surgeons and doctors taking care of him, his body was not able to withstand the strain of the surgery. We were at his side when he passed away."
Paul McCartney got married for the third time, this time to New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell in London. The couple, who have been dating since 2007 and engaged since May, exchanged "I dos" at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, which was opened Sunday especially for the ceremony, People reports. Paul McCartney to wed longtime girlfriend The bride wore a long-sleeved, V-neck, knee-length ivory dress and shoes designed by new stepdaughter, Stella McCartney, who also designed her dad's navy blue suit. The former Beatles' youngest child, 7-year-old Beatrice, served as...
Jenna "This Is My Day" Elfman is Tim Allen's second (... and fourth) wife in the indie The Six Wives of Henry LeFay.... Also per the Reporter, Robert Redford is attached to direct Against All Enemies, an adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's memoir about the Bush admin's handling of the Al Qaeda threat pre-9/11.... Per Variety, Martin Scorsese plans to direct an authorized documentary about George Harrison, the Beatle felled by lung cancer in 2001.... A June 26, 2009, release has been earmarked for Transformers 2, with Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf expected to return.
Eric Idle has every reason to gab. He's not only the creator (with John Du Prez) of the Tony-winning musical Spamalot, he's also the main attraction in the opener of Monty Python's Personal Best (premiering tonight on PBS; check local listings), a three-week series of specials featuring each Python player's favorite bits, along with new material. (Example: In addition to introducing gems like "Nudge, Nudge," Idle plays a German with a weird theory about Python humor.) To mark this recycling of material, Idle spoke with TV Guide about "the Beatles of comedy," one of his greatest influences and his plans for another stage musical. TV Guide: The Pythons have been described as "the Bea