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Celebrities react to death of Garry Marshall

A lot of folks are going on social media today to react to the death of Hollywood giant, Garry Marshall. The writer, director, producer, and actor passed away late yesterday at a hospital in Burbank. Marshall was 81. He’s being remembered today for his huge body of work; from television series like “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley,” to movie hits “Pretty Woman” (1990)  and “The Princess Diaries”(2001). More on Marshall’s career on Variety and CNN. Some of the reaction to Marshall’s death on... Read More →

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Best-selling author Jackie Collins: 1937 — 2015

Best-selling author, Jackie Collins, has died after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Collins who made a name for herself and sold millions of novels, writing about characters who lived glamorous or adventurous lives.  Many of her  novels were set in the glitzy world of Hollywood, which she knew well. She was also an actress and the younger sister of actress, Joan Collins. Here’s part of a statement the family posted on the writer’s website: “She lived a wonderfully full life... Read More →

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Super successful Hollywood writer/producer to tell her story

  The ABC TV political drama, “Scandal” is a top rated political drama created by prolific Hollywood writer/producer, Shonda Rhimes. She’s the creative wiz behind the popular medical dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” Now, Rhimes is getting a chance to write about herself in a book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to The Wrap. The book reportedly will be “…part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription.” Rhime is quite impressive. She’s the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a top 10 network series. Also,... Read More →

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Dr.Phil’s new book “Life Code” and the new rules for being a player

Popular TV host and six-time New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Phil McGraw, has a new book being released tomorrow. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” is supposed to empower readers to deal with the real world and how it works. “Life is a game – and you will either be a player or be the one played,” explained Dr. Phil in a PR news release. “Yesterday’s rules and expectations about relationships, emotions and interacting just simply don’t apply any more, not like they used... Read More →

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Morning: A tribute to Gil Scott-Heron 1949 – 2011

A music pioneer has passed on. Poet and spoken-word musician, Gil Scott-Heron, died in a New York City hospital yesterday at the age of 62. He reportedly became ill after returning from a European trip. Scott-Heron became famous for his well-known song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” from his first album “125th and Lenox” (1970).  Other versions of the composition appeared on the artist’s other albums including “Pieces of a Man” (1971). Scott-Heron was known for his songs that spoke of social and political issues. He’s considered an inspiration for... Read More →

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