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Missing Mountain Climber Patrice Hyvert's Body Found Preserved in Ice for 32 Years

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More than three decades of questions regarding the fate of a missing young mountain climber have finally been answered. Two mountain climbers scaling Mont Blanc range in the French Alps on July 3 came upon the remains of Patrice Hyvert, a 23-year-old aspiring French mountain guide who disappeared 32 years ago. His body was found in a glacier about halfway up the mountain, completely preserved in ice, local newspaper Dauphine Libere and other media reported. Investigators were able to confirm his identity - and even found his ID in is wallet. On March 1, 1982, Hyvert began a solo trek up Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. »

- Steve Helling

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Indiana Toddler Battling Cancer Is Sworn in as Sheriff's Deputy

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Outlaws, beware. There's a new sheriff in the town of Huntington, Indiana: 3-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. The toddler, who is receiving treatment for stage 4 neuroblastoma, was sworn in Monday as the nation's youngest sheriff deputy from his hospital bed at Indiana University Health's Riley Hospital for Children. "I've been in the law enforcement for 25 years," says Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel, 53, who deputized Wyatt, "and I can honestly say it's one of the most rewarding things I've ever had happen in my whole career." Wyatt was diagnosed in April with the aggressive cancer, which has spread past his abdomen into his bones and marrow. »


- Katherine Forman

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Indiana Toddler Battling Cancer Is Sworn in as Sheriff's Deputy

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Outlaws, beware. There's a new sheriff in the town of Huntington, Indiana: 3-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. The toddler, who is receiving treatment for stage 4 neuroblastoma, was sworn in Monday as the nation's youngest sheriff deputy from his hospital bed at Indiana University Health's Riley Hospital for Children. "I've been in the law enforcement for 25 years," says Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel, 53, who deputized Wyatt, "and I can honestly say it's one of the most rewarding things I've ever had happen in my whole career." Wyatt was diagnosed in April with the aggressive cancer, which has spread past his abdomen into his bones and marrow. »


- Katherine Forman

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Houston Shooting Survivor Cassidy Stay Out of Hospital

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The lone survivor of a suburban Houston shooting that left six members of her family dead is out of the hospital. Cassidy Stay, 15, was discharged Friday "in good condition" and is "expected to make a full recovery" according to a statement from the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Ronald Lee Haskell is accused of killing Stay's parents, Stephen and Katie Stay, and her four siblings ranging in age from 4 to 13. The teen attended a local community gathering for her family on Saturday with her grandfather Roger Lyons, quoting a line from Harry Potter to those assembled. " 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, »


- Associated Press

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Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'I Feel Like It's My Calling'

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The NBA draft didn't go the way anyone expected for Baylor University star player Isaiah Austin - least of all him. The power forward was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just days before the June 26 draft, ending his pro career before it started. Now, he's decided to partner with the Marfan Foundation to help educate people about the condition that can cause a rupture to the heart's aortic artery during high-energy activities, such as playing basketball. "To have all this dropped on me at the age of 20, five days before the draft, is something really tough that not a lot of people can deal with, »

- Tara Fowler

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Cory Monteith's Father Opens Up on Anniversary of Son's Death

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On July 13, it will be a year since the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith. The news of the 31-year-old's death from an overdose of heroin and alcohol came as a profound shock to those who were close to him, and many, including his father, Joe Monteith, continue to mourn his loss deeply. "I still miss him very much and I still have the empty feeling," Joe told Et Canada. Unfortunately, Joe (who divorced Cory's mother, Ann McGregor, in 1989) was excluded from his son's funeral. "I didn't get to go to his viewing, which would have meant a lot, »


- Isabel Sanhueza

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Cory Monteith's Father Opens Up on Anniversary of Son's Death

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On July 13, it will be a year since the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith. The news of the 31-year-old's death from an overdose of heroin and alcohol came as a profound shock to those who were close to him, and many, including his father, Joe Monteith, continue to mourn his loss deeply. "I still miss him very much and I still have the empty feeling," Joe told Et Canada. Unfortunately, Joe (who divorced Cory's mother, Ann McGregor, in 1989) was excluded from his son's funeral. "I didn't get to go to his viewing, which would have meant a lot, »


- Isabel Sanhueza

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Helen Mirren: I Got 'Queenitis' When I Met the Real Queen

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Even to Oprah Winfrey, Helen Mirren is kind of a big deal. The mogul refers to the Oscar winner as "The Helen" and couldn't think of anyone better-suited to play the starring role in The Hundred-Foot Journey, which hits theaters Aug. 8 and features Mirren as the haughty head of an upscale French restaurant suddenly facing competition from an Indian eatery opening across the street. "It was [fellow producer] Steven [Spielberg] ... who said, 'I think we should ask Helen.'  I said, 'The Helen?' And then we all held our breath to see if you'd say yes," Winfrey told Mirren while interviewing her »


- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Helen Mirren: I Got 'Queenitis' When I Met the Real Queen

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Even to Oprah Winfrey, Helen Mirren is kind of a big deal. The mogul refers to the Oscar winner as "The Helen" and couldn't think of anyone better-suited to play the starring role in The Hundred-Foot Journey, which hits theaters Aug. 8 and features Mirren as the haughty head of an upscale French restaurant suddenly facing competition from an Indian eatery opening across the street. "It was [fellow producer] Steven [Spielberg] ... who said, 'I think we should ask Helen.'  I said, 'The Helen?' And then we all held our breath to see if you'd say yes," Winfrey told Mirren while interviewing her »


- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Kristen Johnston on Her Lupus Battle: 'Every Single Day Is a Gift'

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When she struggled scaling a flight of stairs last summer, Kristen Johnston knew something was wrong - but she just didn't know what. "I went to 17 doctors, and nobody could figure out what was going on," the actress, best known for her turns in 3rd Rock from the Sun and TV Land's The Exes, tells People. "I didn't know what was going to happen to me." After months of painful tests, endless doctor visits and taking leave from work, Johnston, 46, finally visited rheumatologist Dr. Daniel J. Wallace, who diagnosed her with lupus myelitis, a rare form of lupus that affects the spinal cord. »


- Jeff Nelson

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Tracy Morgan Released from Rehab Facility, Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

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Former 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has sued Walmart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Walmart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van on June 7. The complaint claims the retail giant should have known that its driver had been awake for over 24 hours and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable." It also alleges the driver fell asleep at the wheel. »


- Associated Press

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Sofia Vergara Celebrates Her Birthday with Joe Manganiello

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Forget the cake - Sofia Vergara's birthday was full of eye candy. After news of a romantic relationship between the Modern Family actress and People's Hottest Bachelor, Joe Manganiello, started swirling, the couple got cozy to celebrate Vergara turning 42 at Nobu Malibu. Joined by family and friends, the lovebirds can be seen flashing their sexy smiles with their arms around each other in a photo Vergara's family member posted to Instagram. The Colombian beauty and True Blood actor first met at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in May - but their friendship has since taken a turn down the love lane. »


- Anya Leon

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Sofia Vergara Celebrates Her Birthday with Joe Manganiello

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Forget the cake - Sofia Vergara's birthday was full of eye candy. After news of a romantic relationship between the Modern Family actress and People's Hottest Bachelor, Joe Manganiello, started swirling, the couple got cozy to celebrate Vergara turning 42 at Nobu Malibu. Joined by family and friends, the lovebirds can be seen flashing their sexy smiles with their arms around each other in a photo Vergara's family member posted to Instagram. The Colombian beauty and True Blood actor first met at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in May - but their friendship has since taken a turn down the love lane. »


- Anya Leon

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Harry Potter Actor Dave Legeno Found Dead in Death Valley

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Authorities say Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50. Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three Harry Potter films. The brawny British actor also appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman and Batman Begins. The Inyo County Sheriff's Department says hikers found Legeno's body Sunday morning in a remote area of the desert park. Legeno's manager, Rick Bassman, confirmed his death on Friday. County Deputy Coroner Jason Molinar says Legeno's body was partially decomposed and may have been lying for days in triple-digit heat. There was no sign of foul play. »


- Associated Press

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From Jessica Simpson to Joan Rivers: The Week's Highs and Lows on People.com

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Love, near death and everything in between. It's been both a beautiful and brutal week of news, judging by the reader reactions to the top stories on People.com, with Jessica Simpson and Joan Rivers bookending the highs and lows of the past seven days. Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions on People.com this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom. Simply stunning. How else can you describe Jessica Simpson on her wedding day? In this photo, exclusive to People, she looked »


- Tim Nudd

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From Jessica Simpson to Joan Rivers: The Week's Highs and Lows on People.com

8 hours ago

Love, near death and everything in between. It's been both a beautiful and brutal week of news, judging by the reader reactions to the top stories on People.com, with Jessica Simpson and Joan Rivers bookending the highs and lows of the past seven days. Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions on People.com this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom. Simply stunning. How else can you describe Jessica Simpson on her wedding day? In this photo, exclusive to People, she looked »


- Tim Nudd

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Ramones Drummer Tommy Ramone Dies at 65

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Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs »


- Associated Press

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