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O.J Simpson not welcome at USC football functions

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June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dies at 99

The sounds on a Woodland Hills street will never be the same, now that June Foray is gone. The legendary voice actress died Wednesday at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 99. If you’ve ever watched the animated “Rocky and ...

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    OJ Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight

    LOVELOCK, Nev. >> O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 “trial of the century” in Los Angeles. Now, an aging Simpson will appear as inmate No. 1027820 in a starkly plain hearing room in a remote Nevada prison Thursday to plead for his freedom. He’s spent more than eight years behind bars for armed robbery and assault...

    By Ken Ritter The Associated Press|

  • Legal proceedings

    ‘It’s chaos’: Lovelock, Nevada braces for O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday

    Its six motels are packed. Its local prison is surrounded with news vans. And its community center has been taken over by national TV networks. The small desert town of Lovelock, Nevada, is besieged on account of its most notorious resident: prison inmate O.J. Simpson, who faces a parole hearing Thursday. “From what I know, all the motels are full,” said City Clerk Lisa Booth, in a telephone interview Wednesday. “It’s kind of crazy. Lots of unusual...

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    Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star

    LAS VEGAS >> O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ‘70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and her friend. A jury acquitted him, but many still believe he carried out the grisly slayings. Here’s a...

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  • Legal proceedings

    11 key players in OJ Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada

    LOVELOCK, Nev. >> The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. Others involved in Thursday’s hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted of murder in 1995 in Los Angeles but convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. They include: MALCOLM LAVERGNE Simpson’s attorney in Las Vegas.

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    Marvel legend Stan Lee sinks hands, feet into Chinese Theatre cement

    HOLLYWOOD >> Days after being designated a Disney Legend and just ahead of the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee sank his hands and feet into cement Tuesday in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatres. Lee, 94, created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel Comics’ characters, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, The Avengers, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange. On Friday, he was...

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  • Legal proceedings

    OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery

    LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. Now 70, Simpson will have history in his favor and a clean record behind bars as he approaches the nine-year minimum of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Plus,...

    By KEN RITTER Associated Press|

  • Celebrity deaths

    William Shatner, Alec Baldwin and more mourn the death of ‘Ed Wood’ star Martin Landau

    Late Sunday afternoon, a few hours after news broke that director George Romero died, it was released that Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau died. He was 89. Landau was best known for his Oscar-winning performance in “Ed Wood” as well as his famous roles in “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and the television series...

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    Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

    LOS ANGELES >> Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89. Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman...

    By Daisy Nguyen The Associated Press|

  • Obituaries

    George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, dies at 77

    NEW YORK >> George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, said his family in a statement provided by his manager Chris Roe. Romero’s family said he died while listening to the score of “The Quiet Man,” one...

    By Jake Coyle The Associated Press|

  • Celebrity deaths

    Hollywood mourns the death of horror icon George A. Romero

    On Sunday afternoon, news broke that acclaimed director and “the father of the modern zombie movie” George A. Romero died from lung cancer. He was 77. Romero is best known for the films “Night of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead,” and “Day of the Dead.” Shortly after his death was announced, actors,...

    By Shannon O’Connor|

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