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Johnny Carson's 2nd Wife Dies

5/11/2015 4:15pm EDT
Johnny Carson
Joanne Carson, the woman who was at Johnny Carson's side when he first skyrocketed to fame on "The Tonight Show", has died at 83.

Carson died at her home in Los Angeles, where she was in hospice care, according to Ed Rada, the executor of her estate.

Joanne was Johnny Carson's second wife. They married in 1963, one year after he took over "The Tonight Show." Carson was born Joanne Copeland in Los Angeles.

The couple divorced in 1972. A story involving Joanne Carson by former Johnny Carson associate Henry Bushkin was published in Bushkin's tell-all book in 2013. Bushkin wrote that Johnny...
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Scarlett Johansson To Direct Truman Capote's 'Summer Crossing'

11/18/2011 11:02am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is to make her directorial debut on a movie adaptation of a Truman Capote novella.

The actress will step behind the camera to bring Summer Crossing to the big screen, according to Variety.

Summer Crossing, believed to be Capote's first book, was thought to be lost for more than 50 years but was eventually published in 2005.

It tells the story of a teenage girl living in New York after World War II and her struggle to break away from her family and discover her own identity.
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Darrell Hammond Suing Over Car Crash

8/30/2011 10:30am EDT
Darrell Hammond
Funnyman Darrell Hammond is launching a lawsuit over a car crash which has left him injured and unable to carry out his stage routines.

The former Saturday Night Live regular was travelling in the passenger seat of a friend's car in June when another vehicle smashed into them in Sag Harbor, New York.

Hammond suffered fractured ribs and an injured back in the collision, which has caused him to axe some stand-up shows, as well as the inal performance of his Broadway show Tru, where he was starring as Truman Capote.

On Monday, the actor's attorney filed a negligence suit in Manhattan.

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

9/30/2007 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

9/30/2006 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....
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Paris Hilton To Bury Goat Beside Marilyn Monroe

8/11/2006 9:36am EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has bought the plot next to Marilyn Monroe's grave to bury her pet goat. The 25-year-old has reportedly booked a plot in Hollywood's Pierce Bros Westwood Village Memorial Park next to her screen idol. It is also alleged that she has booked a gospel choir to perform at a private funeral at Los Angeles' International Church of Christ.

A source told Daily Star newspaper: "It's absolutely disgusting. Paris booked the plot for a 'Billy Hilton'.

"Everybody was very understanding because they presumed it was one of her relatives. But it has transpired that it's just an old g...
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