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Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: Family Plan To Bring Her Home From Hospital – Report

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Bobby Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, will reportedly soon be moved from the hospital to her Atlanta-area home. Bobby Kristina Brown Update Bobby Kristina remains unconscious at a long-term rehab center, where she has been since March. Her family, which knows that she stands little chance of improving save a miracle, […]

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Famed Production Manager Abby Singer Dead at 96

Unit production manager and TV assistant director Abby Singer, famed for being the source of the name for the penultimate shot of the day, died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House in Woodland Hills. He was 96.

Directors Guild of America president Paris Barclay said, “From his first job as the assistant to the head of production at Columbia in 1949 to his final film as unit production manager for ‘Family Plan’ in 1997, Abby Singer was renowned for working consistently, enthusiastically and most importantly – efficiently.

“It was this efficiency that led to the coining of a phrase known throughout the entertainment industry and around the world as the ‘Abby Singer shot’ – the next to last shot of the day.”

The last shot of the day is often known as the “Martini” shot.

Singer explained in an interview that announcing the second-to-last shot would give the crew a chance to
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R.I.P. Production Manager Abby Singer, Creator Of The “Abby Singer Shot”

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Abby Singer, a veteran production manager and assistant director and a DGA member for more than 60 years, died this morning of cancer and old age at the Motion Picture & Television Country House in Woodland Hills. He was 96. Singer got his start working as an assistant for Harry Cohn’s right-hand man Jack Fier at Columbia Pictures in 1949 after a stint in the Navy and moved on to Universal in 1957 to work in TV. He eventually landed at Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker’s Mtm Productions, where he oversaw such series as Rhoda, Phyllis, The Bob Newhart Show, Wkrp In Cincinnati, The White Shadow, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere. His last film as unit production manager was on 1997′s Family Plan. He later taught at the American Film Institute Conservatory. But Singer’s name is known to film and TV crews everywhere for a production shot that came to
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Paul Walker: You Can Honor Him By Donating To Reach Out Worldwide

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It was so ironic that Paul would die while in the midst of raising money to help victims of the terrible Philippines typhoon. But you can help to make Paul’s dream still happen by donating to honor him.

Paul Walker was “overjoyed and full of gratitude” in the minutes before his death, eyewitness Jim Tolp told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. And the reason that he was so happy was because his charity, Reach Out Worldwide (Roww), had raised about “$1 million worth of toys and games” for the victims of both the Philippines typhoon and of the recent tornados in Indiana.

Paul Walker Created Roww To Help Victims Of The Massive Earthquakes In Haiti In 2010

“It was just an incredible event, full of so much generosity and that’s what Paul and his friend Roger [Rodas] were all about. They were both extremely kindhearted men,” Torp explained to HollywoodLife.com exclusively.

Paul had created his charity,
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Harry Morgan: 1915-2011

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Harry Morgan: 1915-2011
Harry Morgan, the actor best known for his role as the well-respected, sometimes irascible Colonel Sherman T. Potter in the long-running series "M*A*S*H", died Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96.

He was born Harry Bratsberg on April 10, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, to Henry and Anna Bratsberg, where his father worked for war hero and car designer Eddie Rickenbacker. The family soon moved to Muskegon, Michigan, where Harry, hoping to be a lawyer, became heavily involved debate and speech classes; his junior year in high school he won a debate championship at the University of Michigan. He attended the University of Chicago for a few years, before leaving school and finding employment with an office equipment maker who eventually sent him to Washington D.C. It was during his time in Washington D.C. that Harry got his start on the stage, joining the Civic Theater in Ben Hecht’s "Front Page". Eventually, he moved on to a Mt. Kisco summer stock theater company, where he met and acted regularly with actress Frances Farmer. Ms. Farmer had quite an impact of his life; she promoted his career by involving him to acting classes with Elia Kazan, and also introduced him to her University of Washington classmate Eileen Detchon. He married Detchon in 1940 and they would have four children, sons Christopher, Charles, Paul and Daniel. Harry's stage career continued to grow, as he joined New York's Group Theater, whose members included Kazan, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb. When Hollywood agent Charlie Feldman saw him perform on Broadway, he signed the young actor and had him quickly under studio contract with Twentieth Century Fox, where he changed his name to Henry Morgan.

Harry and Eileen made the move to Hollywood in the early 1942 and his first billed appearance (as Henry Morgan) came that year in To the Shores of Tripoli. To avoid confusion with a popular comedian of the time, another name change soon followed, and he became Harry Morgan. Morgan’s film career prospered, and in the next 5 decades he appeared in many now-legendary dramatic films, including The Ox-Bow Incident, All My Sons, Madame Bovary, High Noon, The Glenn Miller Story, Inherit the Wind, Cimarron, How the West Was Won, Frankie and Johnny, The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Shootist.

While building this impressive film resume, Morgan was simultaneously working regularly in radio and television, with brief roles in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Cavalcade of America" and "The Twentieth Century Fox Hour" before landing the role of comedic neighbor Pete Porter in "December Bride", which eventually lead to the spin-off series "Pete and Gladys". In 1963, his TV career took a turn toward more serious projects, as part of the ensemble in "The Richard Boone Show" and an iconic role as Officer Bill Gannon in 1967’s "Dragnet". The series, and his performance in it, was not only a precursor to modern police and detective series, but would also inform the 1987 film Dragnet, a comedic reimagination of the show starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks; Morgan appeared in this film as Captain Bill Gannon.

Despite decades spent working in film and TV, it would be his work in the TV series "M*A*S*H" that made him instantly recognizable around the world. After a memorable, Emmy-nominated guest turn as loony Major General Steele at the beginning of the third season in 1974, Morgan was invited back to join the cast a year later as Colonel Sherman T. Potter, the late-career Army man sent to run the eccentric medical unit after the loss of their previous commanding officer. Morgan's nuanced performance as dedicated leader and surgeon with an unwavering sense of right and wrong combined with a father-like protectiveness of his staff, allowed Potter to grow organically through the long run of the series. The small touches he brought to the role – Potter's paintings were done by Morgan himself, and the picture of Mildred Potter on Potter’s desk was actually Morgan's wife Eileen – only added to the authentic humanity of his portrayal, and in 1980 Morgan won an Emmy for his performance. After the series came to an end in 1983, Morgan continued the role in the short-lived spin-off "AfterMASH".

After the death of his wife Eileen in 1985, he kept himself busy making guest appearances in series such as "The Love Boat" and took a regular role in the single season run of "Blacke's Magic". In December of 1986, he married Barbara Bushman, the granddaughter of silent film star Francis X. Bushman. His work as a TV guest star continued through the late 1990s in "The Simpsons," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Grace Under Fire", and his final movie work included Family Plan and the short film Crosswalk.

He is survived by Barbara, his sons Christopher, Charles and Paul, and grandchildren Spencer, Rosemary and Jeremy.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Eileen in 1985 and his son Daniel in 1989.

American Idol Recap: Precious Mettle

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American Idol Recap: Precious Mettle
No matter which contestant ended up going home, Thursday night’s American Idol Top 4 results show was destined to be a tough one. Not since Season 5 — when Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, and Chris Daughtry were the last singers standing — has an Idol competition boiled down to such a closely matched quartet. And that’s why there’s no shame in James Durbin’s somewhat surprising exit, especially considering Idol tallied some 72 million votes this week — a record for a Top 4 telecast.

Yes, to quote the Journey hit he performed on Wednesday’s performance show, “some will win, some will lose.
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Xbox Live Has A Billion-Dollar Year

Xbox Live will try to rake in some new cash in 2010 with its Gold Family Plan and access to new programming from Espn. They're already coming off of a record year, though, if Microsoft's numbers are to be believed. The company claims that 25 million paying users and movie and TV downloads over the last year put them over the billion dollar mark for annual earnings.

Info supplied to Bloomberg by Microsoft COO Dennis Durkin indicated that total revenue for Xbl topped $1.2 billion in the most recent fiscal year, making the service a bigger cash cow than some analysts predicted.

"The old playbook of 'launch and leave' is a relic of the past," Durkin wrote. "Today with Xbox [L]ive, it's now about 'launch, sustain, retain' by continually adding new content that enhances the original experience."

Given all of the upcoming interface features Microsoft announced at E3 in June, 2010-2011 should be
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Xbox Live Gold Family Plan To Cost $99.99 In November

The big Microsoft E3 press conference this year foretold two big pushes that are going to come to the Xbox 360 along with Kinect. The first of those is programming via Espn, and Hulu is rumored to be right behind. The second tone you couldn't help but pick up on was the family-friendly nature of Kinect's launch titles, which look a lot like games found in the avatar-powered, motion-based Wii marketplace. Now, Microsoft has announced plans to expand their Xbox Live Gold subscription options to include a $99.99 Family Plan, and if you live in an Xbox household with three or more members, you may want to check this out.

With individual plans standardly priced at $49.99, the option will start to pay off if you have three users on board. The new plans will become available in November, according to Microsoft's press release. Deal-seekers will also want to take note that exclusive
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Jade Goody's Family Plan Her Funeral

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The mourning family of Jade Goody is meeting Monday to make final arrangements for her funeral and plans to be guided by the last wishes of he British reality-tv star herself. Goody, 27, lost her battle with cancer early Sunday - the day the U.K. celebrates as Mother's Day. Goody, who first discovered she had cervical cancer in August 2008, was told in February that her condition was terminal. Her final days were followed around the world in what she wanted to be a public "celebration," as her publicist and friend Max Clifford called it. For her funeral, it is likely
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Angelina Jolie: We Do Have a Family Plan

With six kids in the brood and thoughts of adopting another, Angelina Jolie can only imagine what people must be thinking. "I mean, I know we seem crazy, just bringing them in one after the other, but we do plan," she tells the New York Times. "We make sure one is absorbed completely into the family before we add another." And as each child grows up and becomes Internet-savvy, Jolie, 33, sees even more challenges ahead for her and partner Brad Pitt, 44. "There's a lot we're going to have to explain to them about how public their family is," she says.
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Be Well!

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Ah, the mysteries of being an actor. Among the greatest of them all — along with how to get an agent, how to get into the union, and just what the heck is a pre-read — are the ever-changing labyrinths that are our various health insurance options. They vary from union to union, from year to year, sometimes even from state to state, and then there are the options that kick in when your insurance runs out. It's so potentially confusing, it's enough to keep you healthy. Making sense of these plans is a challenge, and, in the final analysis, it's best to visit the health insurance sections of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors' Equity Association websites and get individual answers to your specific questions as you need them, rather than attempting to grasp the whole topic all at once. But here are answers
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