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KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr welcome baby boy

Former Private Practice actress KaDee Strickland and her husband, actor Jason Behr, became first-time parents last week. The couple welcomed their son Atticus through a private home birth in Los Angeles with the aid of midwives and a doula. The rep tells People, “The family is overjoyed, happy and in great health.” 

Strickland and Behr met in 2004 on the set of horror film The Grudge and were married in November 2006.

Emmy-winning animation producer Lou Scheimer dies

Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including Fat Albert and The Archie Show, has died. He was 84.

The Pittsburgh native behind the cartoon powerhouse died on Thursday, two days before his 85th birthday, Scheimer’s wife Mary Ann said on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Scheimer’s company was the largest animation operation in the country in the early 1980s by number of employees.

Scheimer, who graduated with an art degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, founded the company in 1962 with a $5,000 loan from his mother-in-law and opened a one-room office in Southern California. His first big hit was The New Adventures of Superman and the studio went on to work on series including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and The Archie Show.
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Ellen DeGeneres gives $10K to NH waitress for covering soldiers' tab

A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

Sarah Hoidahl, a waitress in Concord, N.H., just wanted to do a nice thing for the soldiers, so she recently picked up their lunch tab. It cost her $27.75.

On Friday, DeGeneres squared the tab and then some, giving Hoidahl $27.75 in cash and a check for $10,000.

An emotional Hoidahl buried her face in her hands and thanked DeGeneres as the talk show host repeated “You’re a good person.”

DeGeneres caught wind of Hoidahl’s act of kindness when the New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page. The story spread quickly online, producers saw it and invited Hoidahl to Hollywood.

Ellen also gave her a 50-inch television.

'MasterChef' finalist Josh Marks found dead

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks, 26, was found dead on Friday night by Chicago police, People confirms. Authorities discovered Marks along South Peoria Avenue with a bullet wound to the head; the wound was apparently self-inflicted. A relative on the scene reportedly told police that Marks had been suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The 7’2″ Marks was arrested in July for allegedly assaulting a police officer after claiming he was possessed by MasterChef judge Gordon Ramsay, who had turned him into God. Marks — who appeared in season 3 of the reality series — was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer.

Former 'Grey's' star T.R. Knight marries

Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight wed his longtime boyfriend on Friday in upstate New York, People reports. Former co-stars Katherine Heigl and Kate Walsh were in attendance;  Heigl tweeted photos from the wedding. Knight, who played George on the long-running medical drama, left Grey’s in 2009 and is currently starring in an off-Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet.

Coroner: Cory Monteith died of heroin-alcohol mix

The British Columbia Coroners Service said Wednesday investigators found a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle in the hotel room where Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in July.

The coroner’s final report issued Wednesday, confirmed initial findings that Monteith died from using intravenous heroin combined with alcohol.

The 31-year-old Canadian-born actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room July 13.

Monteith had checked into the hotel on July 6 and when he didn’t check out as expected on July 13, hotel staff entered his room and found him unresponsive on the floor. Two empty bottles of champagne were also found in the room.

The investigation said Monteith had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs. It said when people who have refrained from using opioids such as heroin for a while, their tolerance for the drug decreases.
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'Glee' actress Heather Morris welcomes baby boy

It’s a bundle of glee for Heather Morris. The actress and her boyfriend, Taylor Hubbell, welcomed their first child, son Elijah, this past weekend.

Adam Hubbell, brother of Taylor, shared a photo of Elijah on his Instagram account on Saturday to share the good news, with the caption: “The newest Mr. Hubbell #sayuncle”
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David Frost, U.K. journalist who conducted Nixon interviews, dies at 74

Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

Frost died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, the family said. The cruise company Cunard said its vessel left the English port of Southampton on Saturday for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean.

Known both for an amiable personality and incisive interviews with leading public figures, Frost’s career in television news and entertainment spanned almost half a century. He was the only person to have interviewed all six British prime ministers serving between 1964 and 2007 and the seven U.S. presidents in office between 1969 and 2008. Outside world affairs, his roster ranged from Orson Welles to Muhammad Ali to Clint Eastwood. READ FULL STORY

Retired CBS newsman Bruce Dunning dies at 73

CBS News says longtime foreign correspondent Bruce Dunning has died.

CBS said in a release that the retired newsman died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 73.

In 1975, Dunning captured part of the chaotic end to the Vietnam War. He reported on the last evacuation flight out of Da Nang and the scramble to get aboard as the city fell to North Vietnamese troops.

Dunning spent most of his 35-year career at CBS News reporting from Asia, opening the network’s Beijing bureau in 1981 and serving as the Tokyo-based Asia bureau chief. He later covered Latin America and the Caribbean for CBS.

CBS says the New Jersey native’s survivors include his partner, artist Tetsunori Kawana, and a brother.

Lee Thompson Young, former Disney Channel star, found dead

Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles home Monday, according to People.

The 29-year-old actor, who played the title character in Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, had been appearing as Detective Barry Frost in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles since 2010.

“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” read a statement from TNT, Warner Bros., and executive producer Janet Tamaro. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. 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. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

Officials believe Young died from a possible suicide, as he was found in his Los Angeles home with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to TMZ.

Young also starred in the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001.

“Nothing any of us can say will adequately express our sadness over Lee’s untimely passing — our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many fans of his work,” said a spokesperson for the Disney Channel.

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