Highly Acclaimed Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

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Highly Acclaimed Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86
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Maya Angelou, the respected poet and civil rights activist, was highly admired for commitment to making a change in the world with her commanding ability to express equality through the written word.

According to her literary agent, she died at her home in North Carolina. She was 86 years old.




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Actor Bob Hoskins has Died at Age 71

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Actor Bob Hoskins has Died at Age 71
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Bob Hoskins, the British actor who was known for playing tough guys and working-class gentleman in films like "The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Hook," has passed away at 71. This loss has come nearly two years after he retired from acting following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He will be missed by many.

What are some of your most memorable and favorite roles that Hoskins played?

Iconic Child Actress Shirley Temple Dies at 85

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Iconic Child Actress Shirley Temple Dies at 85
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Surrounded by her family, Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85 late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.


The little girl in curls who defined an era of big screen entertainment and lifted the spirits of many during the Great Depression and who later grew up to be a diplomat will be missed by many.

Jared Padalecki Criticized for Saying Philip Seymour Hoffman Death is 'Stupid' in a Tweet

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Jared Padalecki Criticized for Saying Philip Seymour Hoffman Death is 'Stupid' in a Tweet
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Jared Padalecki, star of Supernatural, shared the following tweet with his 1.2 million followers which sparked a response of outrage.


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He has since deleted the tweet and followed up his controversial words with explanations of what he meant.



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Famous Jett Jackson Star, Lee Thompson Young, Dies at 29

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Famous Jett Jackson Star, Lee Thompson Young, Dies at 29
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Lee Thompson Young got his start in 1998, on the Disney Channel original, The Famous Jett Jackson where he played a Hollywood action star who returns home to live an ordinary life. After the show ended in 2001, Young continued working, garnering roles on Scrubs, The Guardian, and Smallville. He also appeared in films including Akeelah and The Bee and Friday Night Lights. His most recent role was that of Detective Barry Frost on TNT's Rizzoli and Isles which was picked up for another season earlier this week. Young was found dead in his home after he failed to show up on the set for the TNT crime drama.

"We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. ... Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace" TNT, Warner Bros and producer Janet Tamaro said in a joint statement.

The police have opened an investigation, but at this time believe the death to be suicide, making the loss of this young actor all the more tragic.