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  • Tree honoring former Beatle killed by beetles

    LA Times
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because...

  • Queen glamazon Freddie Mercury’s long-time assistant reflects on the singer; tribute to band comes to Colorado Springs

    By JEN MULSON jen.mulson@gazette.com —
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    For 12 years, Peter Freestone watched his employer and best friend, Freddie Mercury, perform to packed concert venues. Mercury, the glamorous linchpin of Grammy Hall of Fame band Queen, died in 1991, leaving behind iconic songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites...

  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their...

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's kids won't get fortune

    Yahoo.com
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Philip Seymour Hoffman did everything in his power to make sure his children were "normal." When the Capote actor died of a heroin overdose in February, he left the bulk of his estate to his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and added the unusual request that their offspring be raised outside...

  • Freddie Mercury's personal assistant puts finishing touches on Queen tribute show

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    8 p.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $30-$59; 520-7469, ticketswest.com "Queen - It's a Kinda Magic!" isn't just any Queen tribute show. This one is Freddie Mercury approved - in a tangential sort of way. Peter Freestone, longtime personal assistant to Mercury,...

  • Tinseltown talks: Patty McCormack's 'Bad Seed' still sprouting

    by NICK THOMAS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    It's been 60 years since William March's chilling novel "The Bad Seed" was published in 1954. The book was promptly adapted for a long-running Broadway play and later a successful 1956 film, both starring Patty McCormack as young Rhoda Penmark, who today would be classified as a...

  • Food fight! New show whips up fun

    by TERRY TERRONES terry.terrones@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    "Food Fighters" Cast: Host Adam Richman ("Man vs. Food," "Fandemonium"); celebrity guest chefs include Lorena Garcia, Stefan Richter and Marcel Vigneron. Airs: The premiere airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday on NBC The premise: The best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the...

  • Monument performer sings his way onto 'America's Got Talent'

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The clapping and hooting started as soon as Miguel Dakota stepped up to the microphone on NBC's "America's Got Talent." "Oh, I know what it is. I get it," said judge Howie Mandel, "because you're an attractive man." The baby-faced Dakota, a 22-year-old blues and soul singer and...

  • Batman will not appear in Fox's 'Gotham' series

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader. Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on...

  • Fox admits 'Idol' has lacked engaging contestants

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about. That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "We haven't found in the last two years a...

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