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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 28-Aug. 3

Jul. 22, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 28-Aug. 3: July 28: Cartoonist Jim Davis (“Garfield”) is 79. Actor Linda Kelsey (“Lou Grant”) is 78. Singer Jonathan Edwards is 78. Actor Sally Struthers is 77. Drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company is 75. Guitarist Steve Morse of Deep...

89-year-old comedian recovering after she was randomly punched on New York street

Jul. 20, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 89-year-old comedian is recovering after being randomly punched and knocked to the ground while waiting to cross a street in New York earlier this month. D’yan Forest said she had just stopped at a coffee shop and was heading to a swimming pool when someone...

Cheng Pei-pei, martial arts actor who starred in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' dies at age 78

Jul. 19, 2024 05:43 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Cheng Pei-pei, a Chinese-born martial arts film actor who starred in Ang Lee’s "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” has died, her family announced Friday. She was 78. Cheng, who had been diagnosed with a rare illness with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease,...

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Jul. 18, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. Jerry Digney, Newhart's publicist, says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles after a...

Bob Newhart mourned by Carol Burnett, Kaley Cuoco, Judd Apatow, Al Franken and more

Jul. 18, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former co-stars and famous fans paid tribute to comedian and actor Bob Newhart, known for his deadpan humor and the sitcoms he starred in bearing his name, after his death Thursday at age 94. “I had the great pleasure of working with Bob and being his friend....

Lou Dobbs, conservative pundit and longtime cable TV host for Fox Business and CNN, dies at 78

Jul. 18, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Dobbs, the conservative political pundit and veteran cable TV host who was a founding anchor for CNN and later was a nightly presence on Fox Business Network for more than a decade, has died. He was 78. His death was announced Thursday in a post on his official...

American who made social media threats against Taylor Swift detained ahead of German concert

Jul. 18, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An American man who made threats against Taylor Swift on social media was detained ahead of her first concert in the German city of Gelsenkirchen and will be kept in custody until her shows there are over, police said Thursday. The suspected stalker, a 34-year-old...

Greek singer Despina Vandi refuses to take the stage at a concert in Turkey over a flag dispute

Jul. 18, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greek pop star Despina Vandi refused to perform on a stage in Turkey adorned with its flag and portrait of the country's founding father, prompting the local mayor to ask her to leave her town, according to Turkish media reports. The 54-year-old singer was...

The Grateful Dead and Francis Ford Coppola are among the newest Kennedy Center Honors recipients

Jul. 18, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An iconoclastic filmmaking legend and one of the world's most enduring musical acts headline this year's crop of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Director Francis Ford Coppola and the Grateful Dead will be honored for lifetime achievement in the arts, along with...

Educators wonder how to teach the writings of Alice Munro in wake of daughter's revelations

Jul. 16, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Robert Lecker has read, taught and written about Alice Munro, the Nobel laureate from Canada renowned for her short stories. A professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, and author of numerous critical studies of Canadian fiction, he has thought of Munro...