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Appreciation: In Gene Wilder's madcap roles, a magical mania
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gene Wilder was terrific when he was calm and collected. But when he lost it, he was transcendent....

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83....

Construction worker dies on 'Blade Runner' sequel set
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A construction worker was killed on a set Friday for the untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" in Budapest, Hungary....

Fox News calls Tantaros an 'opportunist' in lawsuit response
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host....

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller....

Amid a marriage split, Showtime announces 'Weiner' debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- On the day Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, announced she was leaving him amid a revival of his sexting scandal, Showtime said it will debut the documentary "Weiner," a painful, unrestricted look at their lives....

Fassbender, Vikander commit to 'Light Between Oceans'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Neither Michael Fassbender nor Alicia Vikander was especially keen on living at a remote New Zealand lighthouse for the duration of shooting Derek Cianfrance's 1920s period drama "The Light Between Oceans."...

Beyonce and Rihanna most tweeted topics during MTV VMAs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce and Rihanna earned more than awards during Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards....

Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon's killer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time....

'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Carice van Houten, the Dutch actress who plays the red priestess Melisandre in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," has given birth to a baby boy....

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