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  1. 'Treme,' 'Breaking Bad' Star Found Dead in Mississippi River

    6:37 am 8/25/2011

    Michael Showers, who played police Capt. John Guidry on the HBO drama, had been floating for two days. Read more

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  2. Nick Ashford Remembered By Fellow Musicians

    12:29 pm 8/23/2011

    Lenny Kravitz, MC Hammer and others tweeted their sadness at the passing of the writer of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."Read more

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  3. Director of 'Monty Python,' 'Mr. Bean' TV Series Dies at 72

    11:04 am 8/23/2011

    John Howard Davies, who was just eight years old when he starred in the David Lean version of "Oliver Twist," died Monday after a battle with cancer.Read more

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  4. Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank Potenza Dies

    10:49 am 8/23/2011

    He was 77, and worked as a security guard and on-air contributor for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" since 2003.Read more

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  5. Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson Songwriting Duo Dies (Video)

    6:35 pm 8/22/2011

    He and wife Valerie Simpson penned Motown hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand."Read more

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  6. Jerry Leiber, Lyricist Behind "Jailhouse Rock" and "Chapel of Love," Dies

    2:56 pm 8/22/2011

    In partnership with songwriter Mike Stoller, Leiber penned hits such as "There Goes My Baby" and "Hound Dog."Read more

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  7. Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos Dies at 67

    12:03 pm 8/20/2011

    He worked at CBS News for more than 30 years.Read more

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  8. Raul Ruiz, 'Mysteries of Lisbon' Director, Dies

    6:39 am 8/19/2011

    The filmmaker, who directed Catherine Deneuve in "Geneologies of a Crime," died of a pulmonary infection at 70.Read more

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  9. Edie Wasserman, Wife of Lew Wasserman, Dies at 95

    4:12 pm 8/18/2011

    UPDATED: She was a philanthropist, patron of education and the arts and for decades the "first lady" of Hollywood.Read more

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  10. Gualtiero Jacopetti, Filmmaker Behind First 'Mondo' Movies, Dies at 92

    1:51 pm 8/18/2011

    The Italian director and screenwriter was part of the team that triggered the "shockumentary" craze.Read more

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