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Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court last week disputes the validity of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie Presley’s living trust that removed Priscilla Presley and a former business manager as trustees …

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Cindy Williams, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, dead at 75

CNN — Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress known best for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75. Williams died after a short illness, said the statement from her children Zak and Emily …

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‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, her family said Monday. Williams died in Los Angeles at age 75 on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement released through family spokeswoman Liza …

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Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, dead at 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams in the original “The Addams Family” sitcom, has died at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died Saturday of a stroke. “She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her …

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Annie Wersching, best known for role in ’24,’ dead at 45

CNN — Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24.” Wersching’s husband, Stephen Full, released a statement to CNN: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of …

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Michael B. Jordan spoofs Jake from State Farm in hilarious ‘SNL’ skit

CNN — Michael B. Jordan is giving full insurance coverage a whole new meaning. The actor portrayed an interloping version of State Farm’s popular spokesperson, Jake, in a hilarious sketch during his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on January 28. In what began as an all too familiar State Farm commercial, the sketch featured Heidi …

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Tom Verlaine, punk rock guitarist of rock band Television, dies at 73

CNN — Tom Verlaine, founding member of seminal New York punk band Television, died Saturday at age 73 “after a brief illness,” according to a news release from Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s former partner Patti Smith. Verlaine died “peacefully” in New York City, “surrounded by close friends,” according to the release. The …

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‘You People’ review: Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy star in Kenya Barris’ uneven interracial rom-com

CNN — “You People” relies on cringe-inducing moments as the crux of its comedy, as a Jewish guy and a Black Muslim woman (neither of them particularly observant) get engaged, then endure the push and pull of their respective families. A topnotch cast – down to the tiny cameos – can’t fully redeem material that …

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‘It Ends With Us’ movie casts Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni

CNN — BookTok is all abuzz with the news that Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni will be starring in a movie based on the bestselling romance novel, “It Ends With Us.” The book’s author Colleen Hoover made the announcement on her verified Instagram account Thursday. She began by sharing footage of the childhood home she …

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