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Brittany Murphy dies at 32

Brittany Murphy died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.

Remembering Paul Newman

Friends, colleagues mourn Paul Newman

Verizon wants bite of N.Y. cable

New Yorkers might soon get an additional choice of multichannel TV providers in the form of telecom giant Verizon.

8 News Corp. TV stations sold

News Corp. has agreed to sell eight owned-and-operated Fox network-affiliated TV stations for $1.1 billion to investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Former Quiet Riot singer found dead

Kevin DuBrow, the loquacious, gravelly voiced longtime singer for the heavy metal group Quiet Riot, was found dead Sunday in Las Vegas. He was 52.

‘Sopranos,’ ’30 Rock’ take home Emmy gold

The Emmy Awards on Sunday served as a farewell bash for America's favorite mob family, "The Sopranos." HBO's landmark gangster saga, which ended its six-season run in June, won the first best drama prize by an American series for its final season. "30 Rock" was named best comedy series.

Oscar-winning makeup artist Tuttle dies

Bill Tuttle, a makeup artist who transformed Tony Randall into all seven title characters of "7 Faces of Dr. Lao," worked on "The Wizard of Oz" and created the monstrous Morlocks in 1960's "The Time Machine," has died. He was 95.

Tammy Faye Messner dies of cancer

Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then watched it collapse in disgrace, died Friday at her home near Kansas City, Mo.

Film critic Joel Siegel dies at 63

Joel Siegel, the upbeat and often joyous film critic for ABC's "Good Morning America" for 26 years, died Friday after a long battle against colon cancer, the network said. He was 63.

Judge orders Rigases to prison

Three years after their conviction for corporate fraud, Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy will finally start their prison terms in mid-August, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Broadway actress Gretchen Wyler dies

Gretchen Wyler, a veteran Broadway actress who enjoyed a second career in films and television and went on to become a leading animal-rights activist, has died. She was 75.

Court upholds Rigas convictions

Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy on Thursday lost their appeal of convictions for looting the cable operator for their personal benefit, moving them closer to lengthy jail terms.