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Stern, who shot '62 Marilyn Monroe portraits, dies

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Bert Stern, a commercial photographer best known for his images of Marilyn Monroe in what became known as "The Last Sitting," has died in New York City. He was 83.

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New Sharpton book coming out in October

Updated: 06/27/2013 - The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book to be co-released this fall by the publishing arm of Cash Money Records, home to Lil Wayne, with whom Sharpton has feuded over some of the rapper's lyrics.

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Jarrett, Braxton among 2014 NEA Jazz Masters

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Pianist Keith Jarrett says "only music excites me, and awards and ceremonies do not." But the pianist says he feels honored to receive the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, joining many past recipients who've influenced him.

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Devo drummer Alan Myers dies of brain cancer

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The longtime former drummer of the band Devo, best known for the 1980 song "Whip It," has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 58.

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Schwarzenegger opening Algeria office for his NGO

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Arnold Schwarzenegger is opening an office in Algeria of his environmental initiative R20 in a bid to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions there and throughout the Mediterranean.

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Halle Berry to testify on Calif. paparazzi bill

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Actress Halle Berry is set to testify in favor of California legislation that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities.

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John McEnroe memoir scheduled for 2014

Posted: 06/24/2013 - John McEnroe is ready for another round of memoir writing. The former tennis champ has an agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that's scheduled for 2014.

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Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Actress Angelina Jolie is making her debut before the U.N.'s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees and urging the world's nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.

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Bankruptcy judge in Vegas OKs Newton estate deal

Posted: 06/21/2013 - A federal bankruptcy judge signed off on a sealed agreement that resulted in "Mr. Las Vegas" Wayne Newton moving from his sprawling "Casa de Shenandoah" property after 45 years.

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Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

Updated: 06/21/2013 - The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed she admitted using racial slurs in the past.

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Star Trek creator to become part of space archive

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the "Final Frontier" under plans announced Thursday to launch a space archive.

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Jolie urges leaders to make Syria diplomacy work

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says the Syrian civil war is the world's most acute humanitarian crisis and is calling on world leaders to make diplomatic efforts to end it succeed.

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