'Always and Forever' Singer Keith Wilder Dead at 65

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Keith Wilder, the lead singer of the '70s funk band Heatwave, has died. Wilder's had several massive hits, including "Always and Forever," "Boogie Nights" and "The Groove Line." Wilder had been suffering from serious health problems recently and died in his sleep Sunday, according to his cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones. "Always and Forever" was the group's biggest hit ... as it went platinum. "Boogie Nights" broke the top 10. Keith summed up his band simply
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Exclusive: From 'Undressed' to 'StartUp,' a Career Retrospective With Adam Brody

Exclusive: From 'Undressed' to 'StartUp,' a Career Retrospective With Adam Brody
For better or worse, Adam Brody will always be remembered as Seth Cohen from The O.C. The affable and awkward teen is easy to find inside the weathered and wiser 37-year-old Brody, but the San Diego native might never be able to shake his early-aughts pop culture iconography. Despite that infamous role, Brody has had a pretty consistent career over the last two decades, playing opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, being directed by famed playwright Neil Labute and making guest appearances on beloved TV shows like House of Lies and The League. This month, he’s in the buddy comedy Big Bear, where he gets to sport a pretty mean mustache, and returns with the second season of StartUp on Crackle.

With two such diverse roles coming out in the same month and nostalgia for shows like Gilmore Girls and The O.C. at an all-time high, Brody sits down
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Kids Now Casting: Adventure-Comedy ‘The Legend of Billy Jones’ and More

Young actors are needed for lead and supporting roles in the feature-length adventure film “The Legend of Billy Jones.” The flick follows the 13-year-old Will, “who puts his life on the line in order to save another's.” Casting is underway for that leading role, as well as male and female actors ages 8–18 for various other parts. Shooting is slated for this summer in and around the San Diego, California area. Producers intend to apply for a SAG-aftra New Media Agreement. Learn more about “The Legend of Billy Jones” and see if there’s a part for you here. And check out more jobs for young actors in Backstage’s casting calls, which you can sort by age! Visit Backstage's YouTube channel for advice all actors should know!
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Get Cast in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and 4 More Film Gigs

This week’s roundup of casting notices is all about movie magic! We have five film opportunities including Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers” installment, a Matthew McConaughey-starring project, and more fantastic (and paid!) gigs! “Avengers: Infinity War”Casting is underway for a female performer aged 21–39 to serve as a body double in Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Caucasian actor will be needed for a shoot scheduled for this May in Fayetteville, Georgia and will be compensated $125 per 10 hours of work. “Galveston”A female actor aged 18–30 is needed to serve as a stand-in for Elle Fanning in the feature film “Galveston.” Also starring Ben Foster, the flick is shooting February and March in Savannah, Georgia and will pay $125 per 12 hours of production. “The Legend Of Billy Jones”“The Legend of Billy Jones,” an upcoming feature depicting a 13-year-old “who puts his life on the line in order to save another's,
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Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 12 Review: White Lies Part 2

How creepy were those neo-Nazis stomping their feet in unison at the end of  Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 12?

There's nothing scarier than a cult leader who appears to be able to murder with impunity and who has the total loyalty of his followers, and Jordan Graff certainly fits that bill.

He is smug, arrogant, and filled with hate -- will  the Major Crimes Unit be able to bring him to justice?

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Having the cops' investigation of Graff and his neo-Nazi organization be intertwined with Sharon's confession to her priest elevated this episode to a higher level.

Unlike the evil Graff, Sharon is grappling with big questions related to her use of deadly force against Dwight Darnell.

And if I can take a life with no feeling at all, I don't know who I am anymore.

Sharon Permalink: And if I can take a life with no feeling at all,
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Sunderland Transfers: 5 Defenders Dick Advocaat Could Sign Today

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The big transfer news surrounding Sunderland has unquestionably been the rabidly-awaited return of Fabio Borini, the former Liverpool man finally signing for Sunderland after garnering immense popularity during his 2013/14 loan spell. But while Borini’s arrival has bolstered the Black Cats’ attack, serious question marks remain over their defensive options.

Sunderland have conceded 10 goals in their four Premier League games so far, and looked extremely lax against League 2 Exeter City in a recent 6-3 League Cup win. Various centre back pairings have been tested, with Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Coates and club captain John O’Shea all culpable for errors. On the flanks, full backs Patrick van Aanholt, Billy Jones and Adam Matthews have looked even less convincing; fans of the Black Cats are already sick of the sight of opposition forwards exploiting huge holes in wide areas, or being given more than enough time to pick out a perfect cross.
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Florida Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday by Flying a Plane

A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna. Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield Tuesday, but she took off with flight instructor Kurt Schneider by her side and landed some 30 minutes later at Flagler County Airport. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the flight wasn't out of the ordinary for the 5-foot-tall Jones. For her 80th birthday, she went skydiving. When she turned 85, she flew a glider. Jones has been taking flying lessons with Schneider for months "just for the fun of flying." She has also snorkeled with seals
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Sunderland: 5 Reasons Why Vergini Will Win You Over This Season

For a lot of Sunderland fans, it was probably a surprise to see Santiago Vergini almost pick up the Man Of The Match award for Sunderland in their battling display against Louis Van Gaal’s new Manchester United team on Sunday. Based on some of his performances last season, few could possibly have thought that Vergini could be such a strong asset on the right hand side of John O’Shea and Wes Brown but he is certainly proving his doubters all wrong.

In fact, Vergini, received an impressive 8.5 out of 10 rating in the Daily Mail to eclipse Lee Cattermole and it is fair to see why some sections of support and media gave this rating to the Argentinean defender. His performance in front of the Sky cameras was simply sublime and if Billy Jones had any fears of not being able to force his way into the right back position,
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Sunderland vs Man Utd: Live On Sky Sports 1

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Team News

Sunderland could welcome back defensive duo Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Stadium of Light. Both returned to training this week following layoffs. Emanuele Giaccherini remains a long-term absentee however with the Italian midfielder out for another three weeks with a groin injury.

Manchester United pair Robin van Persie and Antonio Valencia are fit again but new signing Maros Rojo is unavailable for selection as the defender has not received his work permit in time. Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard all remain out.

Key Stats

Manchester United are unbeaten in 12 league games at Sunderland (W9, D3) since a 2-1 defeat in March 1997.

Sunderland have hosted Manchester United 13 times in the Premier League but they have only kept a clean sheet once.

Sunderland’s only defeat in their previous seven league matches
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West Brom vs Everton: Match Preview, Team News & Likely Line-Ups

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Date: Monday, 2o January 2014; Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich; Kickoff: 20:00 GMT

Pepe Mel makes his debut in the West Bromwich Albion dugout knowing Everton have won on three of their last seven Premier League trips to The Hawthorns.

The Baggies took three points from their last home game against the Toffees in September 2012. Shane Long, who has been sold to Hull City this winter, and Gareth McAuley were on target in that victory.

When the sides met in the reverse fixture last August neither side could score. Nikica Jelavic led the line for Everton that day, but like Long has left his former employers for the Tigers.

Life goes on for both clubs and talented youngsters spearhead their respective attacks in Saido Berahino and Romeluk Lukaku – who faces the club he spent last season on loan with. Leighton Baines may be the man for Roberto Martinez
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Southampton vs West Brom – Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

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Date: Saturday 11th, January Venue: St Mary’s Stadium Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Can Southampton do the double over West Brom in revenge of last season’s meetings?

The big news in the build-up to this match has been the appointment of Pepe Mel as head coach of West Brom after weeks of negotiation between the two parties – speculation suggests that initially Mel did not want to work with the current backroom staff at the Midlands club.

And it has not taken long for the comparisons to begin between Mel and Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Both managers are renowned for playing attacking, high-intensity football and both have had similar track records in Spain, helping their respective punch above their weight, before poor runs saw them lose their job respectively.

The Baggies will be hoping to that appoint of Mel can have a similar effect to that of Pochettino,
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West Ham 3-3 West Brom: Premier League Player Ratings

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Neutrals were treated to an absorbing draw between two of the Premier League’s bottom six at Upton Park. West Bromwich Albion came away from East London with a point thanks to bright prospect Saido Berahino.

A topsy-turvy game at West Ham saw Sam Allardyce’s side lead 1-0 through Joe Cole only to go in behind at half time thanks to a Nicolas Anelka brace. Three goals in four manic second half minutes first saw the Hammers reclaim the lead through sub Modibo Maiga and Kevin Nolan. Baggies striker Berahino then ensured honours finished even.

Major talking points from this great game of football also included the Hammers playing 80 minutes without a recognized centre back. James Tomkins limped off with a groin injury. West Brom’s second goal came from a controversially-awarded corner and Berahino rattled the goal-frame late on with a stunning free kick.

Big Sam,
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West Ham 3-3 West Brom: Thrilling Six-Pointer Ends Even

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Premier League strugglers West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion played on an enthralling rollercoaster 3-3 draw at Upton Park that left neutrals satisified, but neither side any better off.

Joe Cole opened the scoring for the hosts inside five minutes before a late first half brace from Nicolas Anelka put the Baggies ahead. Modibo Maiga and Hammers captain Kevin Nolan struck in quick succession to complete the turnaround after the break.

Saido Berahino rescued a point for West Brom, however, and it could have been more but for the goal frame. His late free kick rattled the woodwork, so both sides shared the spoils.

West Ham survived an early scare when Chris Brunt fired into the side-netting for Albion, and then went ahead in the fourth minute. Joe Cole profited from Diego Lugano’s defensive error after Carlton Cole won an aerial ball. Passes were exchanged
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Newcastle 2-1 West Brom: Player Ratings

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Newcastle United recorded their fourth straight Premier League and moved fifth in the table with a 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion.

Baggies captain Chris Brunt cancelled out Yoan Gouffran’s opener before Moussa Sissoko scored the pick of the goals to win it for the hosts at St James’ Park.

The Magpies saw their stunning form continue here, following up recent wins over top flight heavyweights Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Albion meanwhile saw an unbeaten run of three matches come to an end.

Alan Pardew welcomed Toon right fullback Mathieu Debuchy back from a ban in the only change to the side that started the victory over Norwich. Baggies boss Steve Clarke meanwhile made three alterations after seeing a two goal lead slip against West Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Monday.

Billy Jones and Liam Ridgewell returned on the flanks of defence, so Steven Reid and Goran Popov made way.
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Newcastle United 2-1 West Brom: Sissoko Stunner Steals The Show

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Newcastle United moved up to fifth in the Premier League table on Saturday thanks to a stunning strike from Moussa Sissoko against West Brom after the former Toulouse man struck a spectacular drive from distance in the 57th minute to hand Alan Pardew’s men their fourth win in a row.

Minutes earlier, Albion’s Chris Brunt had equalised after Yoan Gouffran’s fifth goal of the season, but Sissoko’s stunner was worthy of winning any match.

In a lively opening, the visitors tested Tim Krul in the Magpies’ goal as early as the third minute, with Brunt’s free-kick forcing a smart diving save from the Dutchman.

After Yohan Cabaye had dragged a shot wide on the quarter-hour mark, Baggies utility man Billy Jones came to his side’s rescue, clearing the ball from under the nose of Loic Remy inside the six-yard box.

On 36 minutes,
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Newcastle vs West Brom – Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

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Date: Saturday, November 30 Venue: St. James’ Park Kick-Off: 17:30

Newcastle United go looking for their fourth Premier League win in a row on Saturday, while West Brom will look to pick themselves up after letting a two goal lead slip against Aston Villa.

Team News

Mathieu Debuchy will return to Newcastle’s line up after the Frenchman served a one-match suspension, with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa expected to make way for the right-back.

Elsewhere, manager Alan Pardew has no fresh injury concerns and is expected to name a similar starting XI to the one which beat Norwich City last weekend.

For the visitors, Baggies boss Steve Clarke is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the trip to Tyneside.

But the Scot has admitted he has a few concerns, with the likes of Liam Ridgewell, Scott Sinclair and Billy Jones all struggling to make the squad.

Depending on results elsewhere,
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West Brom v Qpr – Match Preview

Venue: The Hawthorns Kick-Off: 3pm

West Brom have had an impressive start to the season under new manager Steve Clarke, and their opponents this week will not be looking forward to their visit to the Hawthorns as they currently prop up the rest of the table.

It appears that so many signings in a short amount of time may have had a detrimental affect on Mark Hughe’s squad, and after his promise to the fans of not being involved in a relegation dog-fight this time around, he will be hoping that those words do not come back to haunt him. It does not look pretty for Qpr at the minute, with the team having conceded the second most goals (13) behind Southampton (18) so far this term, and added with the weight of history against them – Hughes has never won a match at the Baggies as a manager – the omens do not look good.

Larry Hagman: My family values

The Dallas actor talks about his family

I was brought up by my mother's mother, whom I called Nanny, and also a black woman hired help, Billy Jones, who had also helped to raise my mother. My mum, the actor Mary Martin, had me when she was very young, just 17, and she didn't know what had hit her. She had met my father, Preston Hagman, when she was 14, and they got married when she was 16 and my father was 21. She has always wanted to perform and was ambitious – suddenly being a teenage mother didn't suit her. Luckily for us all, Nanny was there to look after me.

I never knew my dad's parents as they passed away before I was born. My parents divorced when I was five. By then, my mother had opened her own dance schools and had taken to travelling to perform. She and my dad had nothing in common any more.
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Wigan vs West Brom – Match Preview

Team news ahead of one of only two Premier League fixtures this weekend as Wigan take on West Brom at the Dw Stadium. Kick-off is at 3pm and the match is not being screened live anywhere in the UK.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is sweating on the fitness of striker Hugo Rodallega who picked up a knock to his knee in last week’s 1-1 draw against Norwich. He will undergo a late fitness test as will midfielder Albert Crusat who injured his toe in training this week.

Goalkeeper Mike Pollitt is still about a fortnight away from being available following shoulder injury.

Midfielder David Jones misses out with a knee injury.

For West Brom, defender Jonas Olsson is banned having being sent off against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. Gareth McAuley will pair with either Gabriel Tamas or Craig Dawson at centre-back. Right full-back Billy Jones should
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Manchester United vs West Brom – Match Preview

Team news ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Premier League encounter at Old Trafford as Manchester United and West Brom lock horns. Kick-off time is at 2pm and the match is not being screened live anywhere in the UK.

After being rested for the surprise Thursday night Europa League defeat from Athletic Bilbao, veteran Paul Scholes is expected to play some part today and is contention for a starting eleven place.

That game midweek also led to defender Chris Smalling re-opening the nasty head wound he sustained on England duty against Holland. Sir Alex Ferguson is taking the head injury as extremely serious and if there are any doubts about Smalling’s condition he simply won’t play.

Better news for the Red Devils comes with midfielder Tom Cleverley being welcomed back into the fold as he has recovered from an ankle injury. Michael Owen however is still a little way away from recovery.
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