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Matthew Perry, Emmy-nominated ‘Friends’ star, dead at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" star Matthew Perry, the Emmy-nominated actor whose sarcastic, but lovable Chandler Bing was among television's most famous and most quotable characters, has died at 54. The actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home, according to coroner's records. An investigation into how Perry died is ongoing, and it may take weeks before his cause of death is determined. Perry's body was found in a […]

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The last new Beatles song, ‘Now And Then,’ will be released next week

NEW YORK (AP) — This is it — the last "new" Beatles song. Sixty years after the onset of Beatlemania, the surviving members of the quartet are releasing the song "Now And Then." Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got a little help from artificial intelligence. The song was written and recorded in sketch form by the late John Lennon in the late 1970s. McCartney, Starr and the late George Harrison […]

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What’s that bar band playing ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’? Oh, it’s the Rolling Stones!

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of their first collection of new original songs in 18 years with a club gig in Manhattan before a few hundred invited guests. The rock legends performed seven songs Thursday, four of them from the new "Hackney Diamonds" disc. The album is out Friday. But they had time for a few favorites. "You might be familiar with this one," singer […]

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Burt Young, Oscar-nominated actor who played Paulie in ‘Rocky’ films, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Burt Young, the Oscar-nominated actor who played Paulie, the rough-hewn, mumbling-and-grumbling best friend, corner-man and brother-in-law to Sylvester Stallone in the "Rocky" franchise, has died. He was 83. Young died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, his daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser, told the New York Times on Wednesday. No cause was given.  Young had roles in acclaimed films and television shows including "Chinatown," "Once Upon a Time […]

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Orioles get swept for 1st time in 2023, lose AL Division Series in 3 games to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gunnar Henderson and the Baltimore Orioles picked the wrong week to get swept for the first time in 2023. The rookie shortstop didn't even know what losing in a sweep felt like in the big leagues before the AL Division Series against the Texas Rangers. After winning 101 games and finishing the regular season with the American League's best record, the Orioles trailed by six runs […]

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Olympic gymnastics champion Mary Lou Retton is in intensive care with pneumonia

Olympic gymnastics champion Mary Lou Retton has pneumonia and is in intensive care in a Texas hospital. Retton's daughter, McKenna Kelley, shared Retton's condition in an Instagram post on Tuesday. Kelley said the 55-year-old Retton, who became the first American woman to win the Olympic all-around title, is "fighting for her life" and not able to breathe on her own. Kelley started a fundraising campaign on Retton's behalf for medical […]

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U2 concert uses stunning visuals to open massive Sphere venue in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two helicopters zoomed through the starlit skies before producing spotlights over a Las Vegas desert and U2 frontman Bono, who kneeled to ground while singing "Vertigo." This scene may seem customary, but the visuals were created by floor-to-ceiling graphics inside the immersive Sphere. It was one of the several impressive moments during U2's "UV Achtung Baby" first residency show at the high-tech, globe-shaped venue, which opened […]

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Amazon Prime Video will soon come with ads, or a $2.99 monthly charge to dodge them

Amazon's Prime Video will begin showing adds during shows and movies early next year, joining other streaming services that have added different tiers of subscriptions. The company said Friday that members of Amazon Prime can pay $2.99 per month in the U.S. to keep their service ad-free. Amazon says limited advertisements will be aired during shows and movies starting early next year so that it can "continue investing in compelling […]

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Prized piano Freddie Mercury composed Queen’s greatest hits on is champion at pricy auction

LONDON (AP) — Freddie Mercury 's prized piano that he used to compose "Bohemian Rhapsody" and other hits by Queen sold for more than $2 million as some of the late singer's massive collection of flamboyant stage costumes, fine art and original lyrics were auctioned in a sale that broke records. Items connected to the operatic "Rhapsody," the band's most enduring hit, brought a premium Wednesday with hand-written lyrics to […]

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