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Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ director and TV’s ‘Laverne,’ dead at 75

Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75 - media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Penny ...

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George Lucas’s film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Filmmaker George Lucas’s “Star Wars” empire – the movie franchise, not Darth Vader’s fictional galactic government – planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine’s third annual ranking of the wealthiest U.S. celebrities which was released on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Kennedy Center Honoree and filmmaker George Lucas walks ...

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Actor-director Penny Marshall passes away

Actor-director Penny Marshall passes away

Penny Marshall was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Penny Marshall, who starred in Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Marshall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from ...

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Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ director and TV’s ‘Laverne,’ dead at 75 – media

Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75 - media

FILE PHOTO: Penny Marshal attends the 16th annual Race to Erase MS, in Los Angeles May 8, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (Reuters) – Penny Marshall, the endearingly graceless actress with the thick Bronx accent who starred on U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including ...

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Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in this photo released on December 18, 2018. Courtesy Martin Baumgaertner/The Field Museum/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Sue, the largest, ...

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Paging Bruce Lee: Judge knocks down New York’s nunchuck ban

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge knocked down a New York state law banning nunchucks that dated to the 1970s, when martial arts star Bruce Lee popularized them in his movies by whipping around the twin sticks linked by a chain. U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Chen sided with ...

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‘Very pregnant’ UK duchess Meghan makes Christmas trip to care home

'Very pregnant' UK duchess Meghan makes Christmas trip to care home

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, joked she was feeling “very pregnant” as she carried out a solo official engagement on Tuesday, a day after her father had made headlines by pleading with her to get in touch with him. Meghan, 37, who is expecting her first ...

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Steve Carell tells tale of hope from trauma in ‘Welcome to Marwen’

Steve Carell tells tale of hope from trauma in 'Welcome to Marwen'

LONDON (Reuters) – Actor Steve Carell takes on the real-life story of a man recovering from a brutal attack in his latest Hollywood offering “Welcome to Marwen”, as he uses art as a form of therapy. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Steve Carell poses at the premiere for the movie “Welcome ...

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Avengers Endgame: Where is Thanos?

Avengers Endgame: Where is Thanos?

Avengers: Endgame releases on April 26. The Avengers: Endgame trailer was our first real glimpse at the fourth Avengers movie that will wrap up the Thanos storyline that began in 2008 with Iron Man. The clip was commensurately bleak after the finger-snap that killed (or maybe not?) half of all ...

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North Korean media warns of ‘unhealthy ideas’ spread by mobile phones

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the “negative impact” from mobile phones use around the world, as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country. Rodong Sinmun published an article citing a ban on phones in classrooms in France and reports ...

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