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Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49

Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49
Verne Troyer has died earlier today at the age of 49. The news was announced via the actor's social media on Saturday. Troyer is most famous for playing Dr. Evil's sidekick, Mini-Me in Austin Powers, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Along with a photo of the actor, who was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, the statement on his official Instagram read, "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change...
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Man Arrested at Taylor Swift's NYC Home After Break-In

Man Arrested at Taylor Swift's NYC Home After Break-In
A man has been arrested after breaking into Taylor Swift's New York City apartment on Friday, April 20. The NYPD tells E! News in a statement that they responded to a report of burglary at approximately 12:30 p.m. "During the investigation officers arrested Rodger Alvarado, 22, from Florida," the statement from the NYPD reads. "He is charged with stalking in the 1st, burglary, criminal mischief in the 3rd and criminal trespassing in the 3rd." Law enforcement sources told TMZ on Friday that after Alvarado gained entry into Swift's home, he took a shower and fell asleep in a bed in the apartment. Swift didn't appear to be in NYC on Friday when she posted a video of herself...
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Ariana Grande Gives Surprise Performance at Coachella Amid Comeback

Ariana Grande Gives Surprise Performance at Coachella Amid Comeback
Ariana Grande's comeback continues! The singer took to the stage on Friday at the 2018 Coachella music festival in Indio, California and gave a short, surprise performance during Kygo's set. She performed her new single, "No Tears Left to Cry," which was released that day, as well as Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." Grande sported a lavender-tinted crimped hair and wore it in her signature high ponytail. She paired the hairstyle with a matching lavender cropped tank top and flared skirt and nude thigh-high boots. The singer has largely stayed out of the spotlight and off social media for months and had only performed once before this year as she works on new...
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Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater

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Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater
"Killing Me Softly" singer Roberta Flack's performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night as she was taken by ambulance to a hospital ... TMZ has learned. Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill. Fdny tells us the ambulance arrived around 8:50 Pm Est, and she was taken to a hospital in Harlem. We're told the 81-year-old singer Roberta was able to leave the
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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery

Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery
Michael J. Fox has recently undergone spinal surgery and is currently recovering, according to the actor’s spokesperson.

Fox, who currently has a recurring guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” “recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” his rep said in a statement. “He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer.”

The reason for the surgery was not made public.

Also Read: Michael J Fox to Guest Star on 5 Episodes of ABC's 'Designated Survivor'

Fox was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder, in 1991. In a recent interview, the actor said he was told he’d only be able to continue acting for up to 10 years.

“It was scary,” he said. “I was 29 years old and so it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I’d hurt my shoulder doing some stunt because I had a twitch in my pinkie. And the doctor said ‘You have Parkinson’s disease.’ He said, ‘The good news is that you have 10 years of work left.'”

Since then, Fox has continued to work for more than two decades, with recent roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Good Wife” and his own 2013 NBC sitcom “The Michael J. Fox Show.”

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Bill Cosby Retrial: Comedian’s Legal Team Struggles to Produce Key Witness

Bill Cosby Retrial: Comedian’s Legal Team Struggles to Produce Key Witness
Bill Cosby retrial judge Steven T. O’Neill is deliberating until Monday on whether or not to allow portions of a key witness’ previous deposition to be read to the jury, as the defense has requested. The witness, Sheri Williams — purportedly a close friend of Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victim Andrea Constand — has not responded to subpoenas, according to the defense attorneys, who have tried in vain to question her for Cosby’s retrial.

Cosby’s defense team believes Williams would have special insight into their allegation that Constand plotted to lie about Cosby assaulting her for money.

Witnesses that the defense did procure for the stand on Friday made for relatively brief and unrevealing interviews. Debbie Meister, a Cosby personal assistant, produced documents of his past itineraries and flight schedules. Prosecutor Kevin Steele made short work of having Meister, who began working for Cosby in 2010, clarify that she was not present in 2004 when Constand’s alleged assault took place.
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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women

‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women
Actress Allison Mack, known for her work on the superhero TV series “Smallville,” was arrested Friday and accused of recruiting women into a purported self-help organization, NXIVM, in which they were required to work and have sex with the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, prosecutors said.

U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement Friday that Mack recruited women for Raniere, and that the women were “exploited, both sexually and for their labor.” He said Mack, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, is accused of “directly or implicitly” requiring women “to engage in sexual activity with Raniere. In exchange for this, Mack received financial and other benefits from Raniere.”

Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March. He traveled there after The New York Times published a report in October about the group branding women. Mack’s involvement with the group has long been a subject of speculation: She can be seen in a series of conversations posted to YouTube last year, smilingly interviewing Raniere about his teachings.

His charges in March involve sex trafficking and conspiring to force labor. According to Donoghue, Raniere, known within the group as “The Vanguard,” created “a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly personal information and taking their assets.”
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Harvey Weinstein Seeks Emails He Says Will Help Him ‘Defend Himself’ in Court

Harvey Weinstein Seeks Emails He Says Will Help Him ‘Defend Himself’ in Court
Harvey Weinstein filed court papers in Delaware bankruptcy court on Friday seeking emails from The Weinstein Co. that his lawyers say will help him defend himself in civil proceedings and criminal investigations.

“It is critical that Mr. Weinstein be granted access to e-mails relevant to the certain civil proceedings and criminal investigations and that are in the Debtors’ possession, as they were sent or received by his TWC e-mail accounts,” the papers read. “The Debtors’ continued refusal to permit Mr. Weinstein to access these emails has significantly impinged his ability to effectively defend himself from these allegations and is a continuing deprivation of his due-process rights.
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Avicii Dies at 28

Avicii Dies at 28
Artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, died Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists — he retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking.
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Jenna Dewan Drops Her Married Name on Social Media 3 Weeks After Channing Tatum Split

Jenna Dewan Drops Her Married Name on Social Media 3 Weeks After Channing Tatum Split
Jenna Dewan has taken the next step in her split from Channing Tatum: changing her last name on social media.

The 37-year-old dancer and actress has changed her social media name from “Jenna Dewan Tatum” back to “Jenna Dewan.”

Her change comes three weeks after Dewan and Tatum jointly announced they were splitting after nearly nine years of marriage.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” the pair said in a joint statement to People on April 2, which was shared on their Twitter and Instagram pages soon after. “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the
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Jimmy Kimmel's Son Billy Turns 1: How He's Doing a Year After His Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel's Son Billy Turns 1: How He's Doing a Year After His Heart Surgery
Happy birthday, Billy! Jimmy Kimmel took to social media today to wish his son William John Kimmel a very happy first birthday and to share an absolutely adorable photo of the birthday boy eating some ice cream during a festive celebration. In the pic, the 1-year-old, who was decked out in a bow tie and party hat, was all smiles as he reached for more. Despite his year of life-threatening health issues, Billy had his happy face on. A true survivor!  The proud papa made sure to thank the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles who helped bring his son with Molly McNeary into the world and also those that performed the life-saving heart surgery on the...
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Mike Myers Mourns Death of Austin Powers Costar Verne Troyer: 'I Hope He Is in a Better Place'

Mike Myers Mourns Death of Austin Powers Costar Verne Troyer: 'I Hope He Is in a Better Place'
Mike Myers is remembering his Mini-Me.

Following the news of Verne Troyer’s death, the actor, 54, paid tribute to his Austin Powers costar.

“Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had the honor of working with him. It is a sad day, but I hope he is in a better place. He will be greatly missed,” Myers said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly on Saturday.

Troyer’s big acting break came in 1999 with the role of Mini-Me in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, for which he portrayed a
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Ben Affleck Jokes Chris Hemsworth Can Have Matt Damon as a Bff Because He's Team Jimmy Kimmel

Ben Affleck Jokes Chris Hemsworth Can Have Matt Damon as a Bff Because He's Team Jimmy Kimmel
Watch out Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's team Jimmy Kimmel. Affleck took to Twitter on Friday to respond to a false report that said his longtime Bff Damon has stopped associating himself with him and was instead "buddying up with Chris Hemsworth." "Hey @chrishemsworth, you can have him!" Affleck tweeted. "I'm Team @JimmyKimmel anyways." For more than a decade, Damon and Kimmel have playfully feuded on TV, although they are friends in real life. Affleck had also showed his support for the talk show host about a decade ago when they starred in a rebuttal to Sarah Silverman's Emmy-winning "I'm F--king Matt Damon" Jimmy Kimmel Live! music...
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Iron Chef's Cat Cora Marries Nicole Ehlrich

Iron Chef's Cat Cora Marries Nicole Ehlrich
Celebrity chef Cat Cora wed award-winning producer Nicole Ehlrich on Saturday at the Villa Verano Estate in Santa Barbara, Calif., reports Us Weekly. The Iron Chef star told the publication, "Today was such a magical day. I married the love of my life, Nicole Ehrlich, in front of all of our family and closest friends. To share our love and commitment to one another, alongside our six sons, was a dream come true. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!" The outlet also reported that the brides wore dresses from Kleinfeld Bridal with Cora wearing Pnina Tornai and Ehrlich opting for Signore. The couple asked bakers from around the country to submit wedding cake designs for a...
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Macklemore Welcomes Baby No. 2 With Wife Tricia

Congrats to Macklemore! The 34-year-old rapper and his wife, Tricia, welcomed their second child together, another baby girl, last month. The couple is already parents to 2-year-old daughter Sloane. Macklemore revealed the happy news in an interview with Irish radio station Spin 1038, telling hosts Nathan O’Reilly and Nick Karkazis that he spent St. Patrick’s Day “in the hospital
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Dads-to-Be! Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Cozy Up Together While Enjoying Their Baby Shower

Dads-to-Be! Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Cozy Up Together While Enjoying Their Baby Shower
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black couldn’t be happier about their baby on the way!

Two months after the couple announced they would be welcoming a child together, they celebrated their son‘s upcoming arrival on Saturday by throwing a baby shower.

Daley, a 23-year-old Olympic bronze medalist diver, shared highlights from the party on social media, alongside a picture of the pair wearing “Oh Baby” glasses” and “Daddy to be” sashes around their torsos.

Additionally, the pair, who tied the knot in May 2017, were holding festive baby bottle drinks in their hands.

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Olivia Wilde Recalls How Her Water Broke at a N.Y.C. Concert in Honor of Her Son’s 4th Birthday

Olivia Wilde Recalls How Her Water Broke at a N.Y.C. Concert in Honor of Her Son’s 4th Birthday
Olivia Wilde‘s water broke at the most inopportune time when she was pregnant with son Otis Alexander.

In honor of her son’s fourth birthday, the 34-year-old actress revealed that she began going into labor while she was in the middle of enjoying a concert in New York City.

“Four years ago today we were at a @jonbatiste concert at Webster Hall in Manhattan, and this little one decided he wanted to come out and join the dance party,” she wrote on Friday, alongside a picture of her son wearing a birthday crown and holding up 4 fingers.

Wilde and
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Avicii Honored With Tributes While Police Find "No Criminal Suspicion of Death"

Avicii Honored With Tributes While Police Find
DJ Avicii is being mourned and celebrated publicly across the globe, while police reportedly says there is no evidence of "criminal suspicion" of his death. The Swedish Edm artist, known for hits like "Wake Me Up" and "Levels," was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday. 28. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was 28. No cause of death was given. Sky News in the U.K. quoted a source in Oman's police force as saying that two post-mortem examinations have been conducted and that they "absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion of death." Agence France-Presse also reported that police in Oman have not discovered any...
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Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer Dies at 49

Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer Dies at 49
Verne Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, has died. He was 49.

“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible,” his family confirmed in a statement shared on Instagram and Facebook Saturday.

No cause of death was revealed.

A rep for Troyer did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

“Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform
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Verne Troyer Dead at 49

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Verne Troyer -- best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' comedies, and for being one of the shortest men in the world -- has died. Verne died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. We'd been told he was on some form of life support since being taken to the hospital earlier this month after cops got a report he was drunk and suicidal, and was treated for possible alcohol poisoning. Verne's
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