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Bob Dorough, ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Performer and Writer, Dies at 94

Bob Dorough, ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Performer and Writer, Dies at 94
Bob Dorough, the jazz musician who was instrumental in the 1970s educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock!” died Monday in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, a spokesperson for Dorough told TheWrap. He was 94.

During his run with “Schoolhouse Rock!” Dorough wrote and performed iconic numbers including “My Hero, Zero” and “Three Is a Magic Number.”

Dorough, born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, took to music early,joining his high school’s band and serving three years in a special services army band unit.

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Dorough was a conductor, accompany player, arranger and conductor for a number of years before recording his first effort of his own, “Devil May Care,” in 1956 for the Bethlehem label. Among the artists Dorough worked with was Miles Davis, recording “Nothing Like You” and “Blue Xmas,” both of which Dorough composed, with Davis in 1962.

“In 1971 he received a commission to ‘set the multiplication tables to music.’ This led to a small industry, being the beginning of ABC-tv’s ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ Saturday morning cartoons that entertained and instructed unsuspecting children during the years 1973-1985,” Dorough’s biography reads.

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The bio adds, “The impact of this media exposure was unpredictably immense. The show came back for another five years in the 90’s and is now enjoying its 40th anniversary with a DVD edition of the entire, five-subject series, for which Dorough worked as the Musical Director.”

In 1995, Dorough signed with the prestigious Blue Note Records label, recording three CDs — “Right on My Way Home,” “Too Much Coffee Man” and “Who’s On First” — for the label.

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Bruce Campbell Says He’s Retired as Ash, And Now We’re Sad

Bruce Campbell Says He’s Retired as Ash, And Now We’re Sad
Bruce Campbell is hanging up his chainsaw for good. According to the actor, he’s retiring from playing Ash vs Evil Dead‘s Ash Williams – a character he’s played on and off again for almost 40 years. When word broke recently that Starz was cancelling Ash vs Evil Dead, fans were understandably crestfallen, but still somewhat hopeful. In the past, […]

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Verne Troyer's Death 'Possible Suicide': 'Very High Level of Alcohol in His System,' Says Coroner

Verne Troyer's Death 'Possible Suicide': 'Very High Level of Alcohol in His System,' Says Coroner
Verne Troyer had a “very high” amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office tells People.

“He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system,” says coroner spokesperson Ed Winter, who notes that the case was “reported as a possible suicide.”

Toxicology tests have been performed and the final results could take 4-6 weeks Winter explains, saying, “His case is deferred at this time pending additional tests.”

Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, died Saturday at the age of 49.

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Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian Welcome Baby Girl Tiana

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian Welcome Baby Girl Tiana
Dwayne Johnson is a dad again—and even more outnumbered by girls! The 45-year-old star shared on social media Monday that his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, recently gave birth to a baby girl named Tiana. E! News has learned Tiana was born on Tuesday, April 17. This is the couple's second daughter together and his third overall. "Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world," the actor captioned the sweet post with his baby girl. "Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar." "I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my...
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ pro Alan Bersten underwent surgery to remove neck tumor weeks before cast reveal

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ pro Alan Bersten underwent surgery to remove neck tumor weeks before cast reveal
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” pro Alan Bersten is one of the favorites to win, with his partner Mirai Nagasu, but the dancer almost didn’t make this season. Just weeks before the cast announcement, Bersten underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his neck.

After experiencing stomach pains while on the “Dancing with the Stars: Live” tour last month, the 23-year-old was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal condition called hyperparathyroidism. He had a tumor on one of this parathyroid glands that disrupted the amount of calcium in his blood.

“Just the word tumor is so frightening,” he told “People.” “I didn’t know what malignant or benign meant until I looked it up and I was like, ‘Well hopefully it’s benign — God forbid I have cancer.’ That is more stress than I could ever imagine. I think the scariest part was not knowing.”

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Zach and Tori Roloff Accused of Endangering Their 11-Month-Old Son Jackson on Instagram

Zach and Tori Roloff Accused of Endangering Their 11-Month-Old Son Jackson on Instagram
The parent shamers were out in full force on Tori Roloff's Instagram page over the weekend. The Little People, Big World star shared a sweet photo of husband Zach Roloff enjoying some father-son time with their little boy Jackson. However, it didn't take long for some followers to call out the couple for allowing their 11-month-old to sit on a lawn mower with his proud dad.

"Do you realize how dangerous that is, there have been multiple cases of children falling off, just by a simple bump, and the child has lost limbs of not death. Please think and act to keep the child whole and alive please," one fan wrote before another added,
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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Prince William: It's a Boy!

Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Prince William: It's a Boy!
Welcome to the world, royal baby No. 3! Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed a third baby into the royal lineage. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to son on Monday, Kensington Palace confirmed. In the early hours of the morning, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess had gone into early labor. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. "The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." The wee one was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London and joins brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Shares Sweet Photo With Newborn Daughter and Son on 52nd Birthday

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Shares Sweet Photo With Newborn Daughter and Son on 52nd Birthday
He's one proud papa! Jeffrey Dean Morgan hit up Instagram today to celebrate his 52nd birthday with his children, 8-year-old son Augustus Morgan and newborn daughter George Victoria Morgan, whom he welcomed with Hilarie Burton on March 1. Along with the photo of The Walking Dead actor holding on tight to the two children he delivered, the proud papa wrote, "A damn fine day. Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes! Means the world. Xo." George appears to be outfitted in pink pants and a onesie that says "Daddy's Girl." The 8-year-old stares at the camera while enjoying a mouthful of his dad's birthday cake. Meanwhile, Hilarie hopped on Instagram and...
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Matt Smith Breaks Silence on Claire Foy Pay Disparity: ''I Support Her''

Matt Smith Breaks Silence on Claire Foy Pay Disparity: ''I Support Her''
He's got her back! Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in season one and two of Netflix's The Crown, is breaking his silence and speaking out in support of his co-star Claire Foy, who stars as Queen Elizabeth II, after it emerged that the lead actress was getting paid less than him. At the world premiere of his upcoming film Mapplethorpe, Smith talked to about the The Hollywood Reporter about the headline-making pay disparity and made sure to publicly back the British actress. "Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all," he said to the outlet. "I support her completely, and I'm pleased that...
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Channing Tatum Hangs Out With Arie Luyendyk Jr. During First Public Appearance Since Split

Channing Tatum Hangs Out With Arie Luyendyk Jr. During First Public Appearance Since Split
Channing Tatum stepped out for the Honda Indy Grand Prix on Sunday, attending his first public event since he and Jenna Dewan announced they were splitting after nearly nine years of marriage.

The 37-year-old actor attended the event in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as the grand marshal and hung out with Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr.

“Such a great dude!” Luyendyk Jr., 36, wrote alongside a picture of the pair posing together at the event while wearing matching red and black Honda racing suits.

Continuing, the reality star added that it had been “Fun meeting @channingtatum and getting to lead
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Watch the Avengers: Infinity War Hollywood Premiere Live-Stream

Avengers assemble! At 5:30 p.m. Pt Monday, the cast of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War will descend upon the red carpet at the El Capitan in Hollywood—and fans can watch all the action live-streamed right here! Confirmed cast members making appearances include Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Robert Downey Jr., Winston Duke, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Wong and Letitia Wright. Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, is...
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Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Misconduct by a Massage Therapist

Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Misconduct by a Massage Therapist
Stan Lee, the 95-year-old father of Marvel Comics’ most beloved superheroes like Spider-Man and the Hulk, is being accused of sexual misconduct by a massage therapist who says the comic book icon acted inappropriately with her during two separate sessions.

Maria Carballo claims she was sent to Lee’s room at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago to perform a 2-hour massage on the morning of April 21, 2017, according to a complaint filed Monday in Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The massage was scheduled by Lee’s assistant, who is also named as a defendant in the complaint.

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Newly Single John Cena Celebrates His 41st Birthday With 500-Pound Weights

Newly Single John Cena Celebrates His 41st Birthday With 500-Pound Weights
Who needs candles when you have 500-pound weights at your disposal? Today marks a big day for John Cena who turned 41 years old. And instead of eating way too much at a restaurant or enjoying a huge party, the Total Bellas star made a trip to one of his favorite places—the gym, obviously. In new videos posted onto social media, the professional wrestler proved age is only a number when he broke a sweat with workouts many of us could only dream of accomplishing. "41 years old. 160kg. Never let age define effort," he wrote to his 11 million Twitter followers. "#EarnTheDay #NeverGiveUp #Raw." Not impressed? Oh, he's just getting started. "41 years old. 500lbs x3...
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Christina Aguilera Kills It in Latest Primetime Carpool Karaoke

Christina Aguilera Kills It in Latest Primetime Carpool Karaoke
James Corden looks pretty good in primetime. In his second Carpool Karaoke primetime special, Corden and The Late Late Show reran a few Carpool Karaoke segments, but the real stars of the night were a few brand new bits of musical insanity. First, Corden and band leader Reggie Watts opened the show on a 10 p.m. CBS procedural before realizing that made no sense. That turned into a Bruno Mars-style number all about the show's visit to an earlier timeslot.  Then, we got a glorious new Crosswalk Musical, starring some of CBS' biggest talent. The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar, Young Sheldon's Iain Armitage, and Mom's Anna Faris and Allison Janney all joined Corden for a production of The...
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Kym Johnson Gives Birth to Twins With Robert Herjavec

Kym Johnson Gives Birth to Twins With Robert Herjavec
Congratulations are in order! Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec welcomed twins on Monday, the Dancing With the Stars pro announced via social media. "I never though my heart could feel so full," Kym captioned a black and white photo of the Shark Tank personality holding their newborn son and daughter. "We're so in love with our little angels. Born at 7.44am and 7.45am 4/23/18." This marks Johnson's first go-around with motherhood, while Herjavec has three children from a previous marriage. In late March, the proud parents—who wed in 2016—learned the sexes of their little ones at a surprise baby shower hosted by Carson...
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Blake Shelton Jokingly Burns Luke Bryan Over His Offer To Officiate His Wedding

Blake Shelton doesn’t recommend getting his pal Luke Bryan to officiate weddings! After Bryan recently told Et that he would like to officiate the ceremony if Shelton ever ties the knot with his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, Shelton responded to the offer while talking to Et’s Sophie Schillaci on Monday. “Luke’s not even a legitimate country artist, much less like
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Maple Leafs Hold Moment Of Silence For Victims Of Toronto Van Attack

The Toronto Maple Leafs held a moment of silence ahead of their playoff contest with the Boston Bruins on Monday to honour the victims of the van attack which occurred in the city in the earlier part of the day. Prior to the moment of silence, the Leafs announcer asked patrons to remove their hats before saying: “Earlier today, our city
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Is There Still a Chance For Another New Satc Movie? Sarah Jessica Parker Isn’t Ruling It Out

Is There Still a Chance For Another New Satc Movie? Sarah Jessica Parker Isn’t Ruling It Out
Sarah Jessica Parker is weighing in on the possibilities of a forthcoming third Sex and the City movie — despite costar Kim Cattrall openly refusing to have any part of it.

“I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it,” Parker said in a new interview with Vulture, when asked about the prospect of a Satc reunion with Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on the popular series and film franchise.
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All the Details on Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's Latest Undercover Date

Two Hollywood stars were craving some privacy for their latest meal out. E! News has learned Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx had dinner Sunday night at Nobu downtown in New York City. According to an eyewitness, the Dawson's Creek star was dressed casually with very little makeup on and she wore a floppy hat that covered some of her face. We're told the pair stayed in the restaurant for about 90 minutes before leaving at the same time. It's just one of the many low-key nights out Katie and Jamie have enjoyed in recent months. Whether it's the 2018 Grammys or star-studded birthday parties, the pair has managed to avoid photographers on many occasions. And yes,...
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Queer Eye's Fab Five Can't Stop Making Friends With Their Famous Fans

Everyone wants a piece of the Fab Five. Ever since Netflix premiered Queer Eye with Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown, fans can't get enough of the group who are transforming lives with their eye for style, culture, cooking and more. Some of those viewers just so happen to be a few Hollywood stars who have had the opportunity to meet some of the cast. And let's just say they haven't been able to hide their excitement at the encounters. Just this past weekend, Tan celebrated his birthday with an intimate dinner at Le Turtle in New York. While some cast members were able to attend, other fans noticed Saturday Night Live's Heidi Gardner, Simon...
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