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Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Before starring in Dazed and Confused, Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, among dozens of other notable roles, he earned a film degree from the University of Texas in 1993.

Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.

UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.

Source: Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

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Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”

In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.

Source: Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

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Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting criticized by host Tom Bergeron

“We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call,” Bergeron said of producers’ decision to cast Spicer in the upcoming season.

Sean Spicer’s casting in the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” is prompting pushback — including from one of the show’s hosts, Tom Bergeron.

Spicer, who resigned from his post as White House press secretary in 2017, was announced Wednesday on “Good Morning America” as one of the celebrities who will compete on Season 28 of the reality show.

Athletes Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis, “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown and supermodel Christie Brinkley are also among the celebrities who will lace up their dancing shoes.

Source: Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting criticized by host Tom Bergeron

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(48) Larry King Files for Divorce from Wife Shawn King | TMZ – YouTube

Larry King is moving on … once again — he’s divorcing his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick King.

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Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime.

Source: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

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‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal 1960s counterculture film “Easy Rider,” has died. He was 79.

Born into Hollywood royalty, Peter carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies. He earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for co-writing “Easy Rider,” but lost out to William Goldman’s script for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Nearly three decades later, Fonda snagged a Best Actor nomination for his work in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold.” He lost out to contemporary Jack Nicholson’s turn in “As Good As It Gets,” but did snag a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie for his work in the 1999 Showtime original “The Passion of Ayn Rand.”

Source: ‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

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Are You A Taylor Swift Fan? – Watch Her Livestream Announcement (8/22/19 @ 5pm EST) – YouTube

Join the live event for an exclusive live performance, Q&A, and a closer look at the new album before the world premiere of the “Lover” music video. http://taylorswift.lnk.to/LoversLounge ►Pre-Order ‘Lover’ here: https://TaylorSwift.lnk.to/Loversu ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr: http://taylornation.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylornation13 #TaylorSwift #LoversLounge

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Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and child escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Source: Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

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R. Kelly a no-show for hearing on Cook County sex abuse charges – Chicago Sun-Times

R&B singer “refused transport” from federal lockup to Leighton Criminal Court building for the first hearing since he was indicted in federal courts in Chicago and New York.

Source: R. Kelly a no-show for hearing on Cook County sex abuse charges – Chicago Sun-Times

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Emmy Awards Will Have No Host This Year, Following Host-Less Oscars | HuffPost

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars did it, and now the Emmys will too. There will be no host at the ceremony honoring TV’s best next month.

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Wednesday that going hostless allows more time to salute departing shows, including “Game of Thrones.”

Source: Emmy Awards Will Have No Host This Year, Following Host-Less Oscars | HuffPost

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FX is tackling the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The timing has raised eyebrows.

“There is nothing that Trump would like more than to turn the homestretch of 2020 into a revisitation of the Clintons,” one prominent critic said.

Bill and Hillary Clinton won’t be on the ballot next November. But with the news that the third season of FX’s “American Crime Story” will chronicle the impeachment of the former president and his affair with Monica Lewinsky, some critics are worried that they could still loom over the 2020 election.

FX, a cable giant known for its provocative programming, announced Tuesday it was moving forward with an adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” — with Lewinsky herself serving as one of the co-producers.

Source: FX is tackling the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The timing has raised eyebrows.

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Comic-Con 2019: Winners and Losers From Film, TV and Comics Panels | Hollywood Reporter

Limited number of movie panels? No fear, TV has it covered. Box office star Henry Cavill took over Hall H for Netflix’s fantasy drama series The Witcher, while AMC’s The Walking Dead announced leading man Andrew Lincoln would return not on the basic cable network but exclusively in theaters. Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance to drop the Top Gun: Maverick trailer. 

Source: Comic-Con 2019: Winners and Losers From Film, TV and Comics Panels | Hollywood Reporter

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Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the decision was made “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness,” according to a court filing.
Spacey, 59, had faced criminal charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident where he was accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar. The former “House of Cards” star had pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Source: Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN

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Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 – New York Times

 

Fernando Corbató at M.I.T.’s computer lab in an undated photo. His computer time-sharing system developed there paved the way for the personal computer.
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Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died on Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Mass. He was 93.

His wife, Emily Corbató, said the cause was complications of diabetes. At his death he was a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Corbató, who spent his entire career at M.I.T., oversaw a project in the early 1960s called the Compatible Time-Sharing System, or C.T.S.S., which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines.

At the time, computing was done in large batches, and users typically had to wait until the next day to get the results of a computation.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/science/fernando-corbato-dead.html

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Ex-Beatles McCartney and Starr reunite onstage in LA | Fox News

Paul McCartney got a little help from some friends Saturday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

First, McCartney’s former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, joined him onstage for a few songs near the end of his concert – held just six days after Starr’s 79th birthday.

Starr played drums on two Beatles tunes – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Helter Skelter” – according to Variety. He later tossed his drumsticks into the crowd and jokingly acted as if he planned to throw McCartney’s bass guitar into the crowd too, the report said.

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Later, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh – who happens to be Starr’s brother-in-law – also took the stage, with the trio playing the Beatles song “The End,” part of the “Abbey Road” medley. (Starr is married to actress and model Barbara Bach, while Walsh is married to Bach’s sister, Marjorie Bach.)

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Source: Ex-Beatles McCartney and Starr reunite onstage in LA | Fox News

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R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges, US attorney says – ABC News

Musician R. Kelly has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges.

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The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment. The singer was outside while walking his dog when he was arrested, Kelly’s publicist told ABC News.

Separately, a five-count indictment has been handed up from the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn that charges him with racketeering.

Source: R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges, US attorney says – ABC News

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Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete – BBC News

Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.

Suzanne Eaton, who went missing more than a week ago after going on a run, died of suffocation, police confirmed to the BBC.

They say they are investigating the case as a criminal act.

The 59-year-old molecular biologist from the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Germany had been attending a conference on the island.

She was found on rough and rocky terrain inside the abandoned bunker about 10km (six miles) away from where she was last seen, according to police in the port city of Chania, where the conference was being held.

She was reported missing on 2 July and a large search effort was launched.

Six days later, her body was discovered by two locals exploring the bunker, which is a system of manmade caves used by the Nazis during the occupation of Crete in World War Two.

Source: Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete – BBC News

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Meghan Markle Gives Baby Archie A Kiss During First Family Outing At Prince Harry’s Polo Match – YouTube

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Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

Actor Rip Torn also appeared on Broadway, in “Men in Black,” and in cult hits like “The Beastmaster”

Source: Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

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Ross Perot, businessman and former presidential candidate, dead at 89

The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems Corp. in 1962 and Perot Systems Corp. 26 years later, was just 5-foot-6, but his presence filled a room.

“Describe my father?” Ross Perot Jr., his only son and CEO of the Perot Group, asked rhetorically in an interview. “Obviously a great family man, wonderful father. But at the end of the day, he was a wonderful humanitarian.

“Every day he came to work trying to figure out how he could help somebody.”

Ross Perot at the Dell headquarters in Plano in October 2016.(Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News<div><br></div>)

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