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Skye McCole Bartusiak, actress in 'The Patriot,' dead at 21

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak arrives at Nickelodeon's 2008

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Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson's daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot" has died. She was 21.

Variety reports Bartusiak was found dead at her home in Texas, but a cause of death has not been determined.

During her career, Bartusiak also starred in small screen series such as "24" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

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Prince George walks in official first birthday photo

Prince George, who turns 1 on July 22,

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It seems like just yesterday that the whole world was on royal baby watch, but William and Kate's little prince turns 1 this week, and just hit a major milestone -- he's walking!

In honor of the tiny royal's first birthday on July 22, palace officials have released an adorable shot of Prince George walking around the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.


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MSNBC pranked badly during Malaysia Airlines crash coverage

MSNBC host Krystal Ball, getting pranked on live

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It appears accuracy (or at least, fact-checking) took a backseat to speed in MSNBC's coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday.

Live on the air, host Krystal Ball took a phone call from a supposed eyewitness to the tragedy, who identified himself as U.S. Staff Sgt. Michael Boyd and said he was at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Describing the scene, the caller said he looked out the window...

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Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

The Beatles, clockwise from top center, John Lennon,

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Director Ron Howard has been tapped for the honor of making a fully authorized documentary on the world's most famous pop band, Deadline.com reports.

The Beatles' holding company, Apple Corps Ltd., has authorized the film, and full co-operation is expected from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, and George Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison.


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How well do you know Beyoncé and Jay Z?

Jay Z and Beyonce perform on the "On

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They live in Tribeca, they have a daughter named Blue Ivy, and they rub elbows with the Obamas.

That's Beyoncé and Jay Z 101, but how much do you really know about hip-hop's most powerful twosome?

Before Bey and Jay take their "On the Run" tour to the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ on July 11 and 12, test your knowledge about the couple.

Click here to start the quiz. (Mobile...

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Dave Coulier's wedding reunites 'Full House' cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget and others

"Full House" stars Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner)

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Uncle Joey is now a married man.

Former "Full House" actor Dave Coulier, 54, married longtime girlfriend Melissa Bring, 31, Wednesday in Paradise Valley, Montana.

The guest list? You could say it read like a "Full House" reunion. Attending the ceremony were former cast members John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler)...

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Lindsay Lohan birthday surprises: 28 notable moments

Lindsay Lohan, a cast member in "Scary Movie

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It looks like the surprise is on us! Wednesday Miss Lindsay turns 28, in one piece while continuing to make headlines with her antics.

Most recently in the news for landing a role in a London theater revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," Lohan never fails to shock, whether for good deeds or bad. We'll have to wait until Sept. 24 to see if she can make it in front of a live audience.


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Meshach Taylor dead; 'Designing Women' actor was 67

Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as

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Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as assistant Anthony Bouvier on the hit sitcom "Designing Women," has died, his agent confirmed to CNN. He was 67.

"It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition," his family said in a statement after...

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Vanessa Carlton announces pregnancy, shows off baby bump

Musician Vanessa Carlton performs at the celebration of

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It's no "Ordinary Day" for singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton.

The artist is pregnant with her first child, she announced on Facebook Thursday. Along with a photo of her baby bump, Carlton posted, "See the picture below. No, those aren't a bunch of croissants. We're expecting a baby. It's healthy and moving around like a champ."

Though Carlton, 33, and husband, musician John McCauley,...

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Amy Adams gives up first-class seat to U.S. soldier

Amy Adams in a L'Wren Scott gown at

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Amy Adams proved she's a class act -- a first-class act, to be precise.

The "American Hustle" star gave up her first-class seat to a U.S. soldier on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles.

While the actress tried her best to be discreet about her good deed, she was spotted by Jemele Hill, the co-host of ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie," who promptly tweeted about it.

Just saw actress...

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