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Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies at 41

American comedian Patrice O'Neal has been confirmed dead at the age of 41, due to complications following a major stroke in October.

The Simpsons cast accept pay cuts — show is renewed

The main voice cast of the longest-running sitcom in American television, 'The Simpsons', have agreed to a series of pay cuts in order for the show to be successfully renewed for another two years.

Dolly Parton apologises to lesbian couple at Dollywood

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has issued a public apology to a same-sex couple who were believed to be mistreated by security at Parton's theme park in Tenessee, Dollywood.

British sitcom writer John Sullivan dead at 64

One of the BBC's most beloved and respected sitcom writers, John Sullivan, has today passed away following an unspecified illness at the age of 64.

Lady Gaga officially approves of 'Weird Al' parody

After a misunderstanding with management and a minor controversy over parody rights, pop singer Lady Gaga has given satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic permission to parody her worldwide hit "Born This Way."

'TV on the Radio' bassist dies, aged 34

Brooklyn - After being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier in the year, it has been confirmed that Gerard Smith, bassist for avant-garde rock band TV on the Radio, has lost his battle with the disease, aged 34.

WWE's World Heavyweight Champion Edge retires due to injury

He's at the peak of the company and has been one of the WWE's most popular figures for over a decade. On Monday night's edition of WWE Raw, however, Edge's legacy came to an end.

Michelle Obama and Beyonce team up to battle childhood obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama is starting a new campaign to promote and develop a fun way for young people to battle childhood obesity - and she has called in a pop megastar to assist her.

Charlie Sheen angers fans at debut stand-up show

Detroit - Overwhelmingly negative responses are emerging from the first-ever live show from former Two and a Half Men star, Charlie Sheen, which happened on Saturday at Detroit's Fox Theater.

Disney/Pixar sued by unknown writer over hit film

Cars 2, the sequel to the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, is set for a theatrical release this June. A British writer, however, is seeking an injunction to prevent the film's release.

The world's oldest star charts go under the hammer

London - In just over a week, a Sotheby's auction in London will sell off what is believed to be the world's oldest printed star maps in existence - with an estimated price of nearly £200,000.

Australian PM Gillard: Gay marriage is un-Australian

The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has gone on record with some controversial comments in regards to same-sex marriage within Australia over the weekend.

Pokemon creator caught in Twitter death hoax

Tokyo - In the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster, there have been many reports of major casualties, injury and death. However, it has also seen a wave of misinformation come through the blogosphere - particularly on Twitter.

Singer Teena Marie dies in sleep at 54

Amidst unconfirmed reports on Twitter, it is now understood that R&B singer Teena Marie has been found dead at the age of 54 by her daughter after dying in her sleep.

Supernova 'fireballs' discovered after thousands of years

Two remnants of a supernova have been observed at the Japan/United States Suzaku observatory, and discovered to have contained temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

'Empire Strikes Back' director Irvin Kershner dead at 87

American film director Irvin Kershner, best known for directing "Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," has passed away at the age of 87.

Australian PM and U2 frontman commemorate World AIDS Day

Sydney - Ahead of World AIDS Day tomorrow, the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, and U2's Bono, in the country for the band's 360 World Tour, have commemorated the day with a ceremony in Sydney.

Wikileaks founder offered residency in Ecuador

Quito - Following the Wikileaks diplomatic cables controversy of Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being offered a home in Ecuador.

Spider Man musical preview 'an epic flop'

New York - "Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark," the musical based on the famous comic book character co-written by Julie Taymor and U2, premiered in New York last night with a preview showing. If reports are to be believed, however, the play was "a disaster."

Indie rock band Minus The Bear picketed by Christian group

Orlando - Seattle-based indie rock band Minus the Bear had a bizarre encounter with a fundamentalist Christian protest group in Orlando over the weekend, who picketed out the front of the band's headlining show at local venue Firestone Live.
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