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Johnny Depp alludes to presidential assassination, sparking Secret Service’s awareness

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer|

Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in her system, autopsy shows

“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher had a series of drugs in her system when she suffered a medical emergency on a plane in December and died four days later, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

By Anita Bennett|

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  • Celebrity deaths

    Remembering Adam West: From a ‘friendlier’ Batman to pop culture icon – any Bat-time

    Adam West, cultural linchpin. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But spurred to thinking about his stolid, 1960s TV Batman on hearing of the actor’s death Saturday at the age of 88, it grew more apparent that, in his good-naturedly winking way, he kind of was. You had to have been there, which I was, to realize that there was no question about “Batman’s” cultural relevance the minute the show premiered in early 1966. Camp, mod, satirical, pop art,...

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  • Celebrity deaths

    In Hollywood, crowds mourn Batman – ‘the good guy’ – at Adam West’s star

    As a morning sun peered through a June gloom cloud cover over Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the usual crowd of Saturday tourists, hustlers and homeless residents flooded Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The parade drifted past two red roses knocked askew from a star bearing the brass inscription of Adam West. A woman stops to adjust the blooms above the late Batman actor’s name in front of the Guinness Museum of World Records, then scurries on. A bike whirrs...

    Dana Bartholomew
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  • Celebrity deaths

    Batman’s right-hand-man Robin – Burt Ward – mourns Adam West

    Many were grieving as headlines from Hollywood to Europe announced the death of Adam West on Saturday. But Burt Ward was, no doubt, among the most sad. Ward was West’s – a.k.a Batman’s – right-hand man Robin in the TV series that brought the comic book characters to live in the 1960s TV series, and which ultimately made West and Ward famous. “I am devastated at the loss of one of my very dearest friends,” Ward said in statement on...

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  • Obituaries

    Actor Adam West, star of ‘Batman’ TV series, dies at 88

    Batman fans took a huge “POW!” and a “BANG!” in the gut on Saturday. Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, died Friday night at his Los Angeles home after a battle with leukemia, according to a family spokesperson. He was 88. “It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news ... Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Celebrity deaths

    Actors, fans pay tribute to Adam West following ‘Batman’ star’s death

    Adam West, best known for his campy portrayal of Batman in the 1966-68 ABC series, died Friday at 88 after a battle with leukemia, according to his family. Friends, actors, musicians and “Batman” enthusiasts took to Twitter to pay homage to the star. If you are reading from a mobile device, click this link to view the full story.

    Angela Ratzlaff
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  • Obituaries

    Glenne Headly, star of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ dead at 62

    NEW YORK — Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. Headly was known from her performances in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” co-starring alongside Michael Caine and Steve Martin; in “Mr. Holland’s Opus” with Richard Dreyfuss; and in Warren Beatty’s...

    Associated Press|

  • Trials

    Bill Cosby’s chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser on Wednesday denied they had a romantic relationship before he allegedly drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home. The defense resumed its cross-examination of Andrea Constand one day after she broke her long public silence about Cosby by testifying that the comedian gave her three blue pills and then violated her with his fingers in 2004 as she lay paralyzed, unable to tell him to stop. Cosby lawyer...

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press|

  • Celebrity children

    George and Amal Clooney welcome birth of twins

    NEW YORK — George and Amal Clooney are now parents of twins and, rest assured, George is doing fine. The Clooneys welcomed Ella and Alexander on Tuesday morning, the couple announced in a joint statement. Both children, born at a hospital in London, are “happy, healthy and doing fine.” “George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” read the statement. Clooney, 56, and lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 39, married in 2014. These are the first...

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer|

  • Celebrity deaths

    ‘77 Sunset Strip’ star Roger Smith, husband of Ann-Margret, dies at 84

    HOLLYWOOD — Actor Roger Smith, who played a private eye on TV’s “77 Sunset Strip” and who was married to Ann-Margret for more than 50 years, has died. He was 84. The actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after battling a terminal illness, according to Jack Gilardi, Ann-Margret’s agent. Smith had long struggled with the nerve disease myasthenia. Smith launched his career in the 1950s when James Cagney spotted him and recommended him...

    City News Service|

  • Celebrity health

    Jerry Lewis recovering in Las Vegas hospital

    HOLLYWOOD — Jerry Lewis is recovering today after being treated at a Las Vegas hospital for a urinary tract infection, his publicist said. The 91-year-old entertainer was taken to the hospital Friday so that he could get antibiotics immediately to treat the condition, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Publicist Candi Cazau told the Reporter that Lewis is doing fine and is expected to be released shortly. Lewis has dealt with a variety of health issues in the past,...

    City News Service|

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