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Apple finally sets a date for the iPhone 6 reveal

Ever since the iPhone 5S was released last September, the Internet has been abuzz about what the iPhone 6 might look like. Although a small army of Apple-obsessed Internet sleuths and tech journalists have found out enough to steal a bit of thunder from any official reveal: that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, look similar to the 5/5S, and will include the TouchID sensor that was introduced on the 5S. But no matter how well-sourced and consistent information is, the only way to know for sure is to wait for Apple to finally reveal the thing. Which, fortunately, is only a mere two weeks from now.

According to Business Insider, Apple sent out invitations to an event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, at 10 a.m. September 9. That is when we will know the truth.

And then the cycle will begin anew…

'Sister Wives' family wins case as polygamy ban ruled unconstitutional

Kody Brown and his four wives are best known for starring on TLC’s Sister Wives, but the family has also been battling a long-standing legal case. Yesterday, the Browns’ attorney, Jonathan Turley, announced that the final decision of United States District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups came down in favor of the Brown family.

As Turley wrote on his blog, “Previously, Judge Waddoups handed down an historic ruling striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional. Only one count remained: the Section 1983 claim that state officials (notably prosecutor Jeffrey R. Buhman) violated the constitutional rights of the Brown family in years of criminal investigation and public accusations. He has now ruled for the Browns in what is now a clear sweep on all counts.” READ FULL STORY

Joan Rivers is 'resting comfortably' after hospitalization (Updated)

UPDATE (10 p.m. ET): Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, released the following statement to EW: “I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”

UPDATE: Mount Sinai Hospital, where Rivers is receiving treatment, has released a statement: “This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.”

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the Associated Press, Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing while receiving throat surgery at a clinic in New York Thursday morning. Chief News Correspondent for E!, the network Rivers’ Fashion Police appears on, posted a tweet Thursday afternoon saying, “Joan Rivers is in stable condition.”

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Judge rules that Bryan Singer's original accuser can drop lawsuit

A federal judged in Hawaii ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 28 that Michael Egan III can drop his lawsuit against director Bryan Singer. In the ruling, the judge also stated that Egan’s case would be dismissed without prejudice, allowing Egan to refile in the future.

As the AP originally reported, Egan requested to dismiss the lawsuit due to his inability to find a new lawyer to represent him. An attorney advising Egan reportedly told the AP that Egan approved of the ruling and “got everything he wanted.” READ FULL STORY

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married this past Saturday in France, EW has confirmed.

A spokesman confirmed the news today to the Associated Press. People writes that the wedding took place at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, a property (complete with a 35-room house and working vineyard) Pitt and Jolie have owned since 2008. The two began their relationship during the filming of 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith and were engaged in 2012.

Pitt and Jolie are next set to star together in By the Sea, an independent film written and directed by Jolie, which will film in Malta.

Character actor Stephen Lee dead at 58

 

Stephen Lee, a character actor who has appeared in several TV series including Seinfeld, Malcom in the Middle, and The West Wing died on August 14 after a heart attack. He was 58.

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'Cops' crew member Bryce Dion dies during filming (Updated)

UPDATED: Omaha Police Department’s Chief Todd Schmaderer led a news conference Wednesday where he said that 38-year-old Cops crew member Bryce Dion was killed by gunfire while he was documenting the Omaha Police Department’s response to an armed robbery at Wendy’s. Robbery suspect Cortez Washington, 32, was also killed by gunfire.

According to Schmaderer, witnesses said Washington shot at officers first, and the officers then returned fire. Schmaderer said Washington was able to flee to the parking lot, where he collapsed, and that Dion was injured by one gunshot and collapsed inside the Wendy’s doorway. Both Washington and Dion were transported to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead shortly after arriving. READ FULL STORY

Showtime Anytime is now available on Apple TV

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Time to update your streaming rosters: Showtime Anytime is now available on Apple TV.

On Tuesday morning, Apple announced that Showtime’s on-demand streaming service has been added to the list of supported content services on Apple TV. Much like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime allows paying cable subscribers to stream Showtime shows and movies to a growing list of devices, which also includes Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox 360 video game consoles.

Also new to Apple TV: Swedish broadcaster SVT Play, and Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, both available in their respective markets.

Young Jeezy arrested on firearms-related charges

According to the Mountain View Police Department of California, gunshots were fired during a Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday, Aug. 22 at Shoreline Ampitheatre, which resulted in the death of 38-year-old Eric Johnson.

The following Sunday, the Mountain View Police, along with the Irvine Police Department, executed search warrants at the Verizon Ampitheatre in Irvine, and as a result of that search, six individuals, including rapper Young Jeezy, were arrested on firearms-related charges. The police have not yet announced any connection between the arrests and the shooting.

The homicide investigation is ongoing.

M.I.A. reaches settlement with NFL over 2012 Super Bowl incident

Musician M.I.A. flipped the crowd a middle finger when she performed during Madonna’s set at the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show, and the NFL promptly asked her for money in damages. Now, two years later, M.I.A. and the NFL have reached a settlement.
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