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Voice of Charlie Brown facing possible prison sentence for stalking

The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a breast enhancement.

Peter Robbins is scheduled to appear in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday for sentencing. He pleaded guilty last month.

Prosecutors say the 56-year-old called his former girlfriend up to 37 times in a 24-hour period, saying he would kill her and her son if she did not give back his dog and car. They say Robbins repeatedly called the plastic surgeon to demand a refund for the breast enhancement.

The Oceanside resident is best known for his portrayal of Charlie Brown on the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Reese Witherspoon cancels TV appearances following arrest

Following her arrest for disorderly conduct last Friday, Reese Witherspoon has canceled several planned TV appearances to promote her new film, Mud, the Washington Post reports. The actress was scheduled to appear on Tuesday’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Wednesday’s Good Morning America.

Witherspoon issued an apology over the weekend for her behavior after her husband, entertainment agent Jim Toth, was arrested on DUI charges. “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

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'Friday Night Lights' star Scott Porter marries

Clear eyes, full hearts… wedding bells. Actor Scott Porter, best known for playing injured high-school football star Jason Street on NBC’s Friday Night Lights, married girlfriend Kelsey Mayfield on Saturday. Mayfield, a former cheerleader at the University of Texas at Austin, first met Porter on the set of FNL in 2008.

Porter, who currently plays lawyer George Tucker on The CW’s Hart of Dixie, chronicled the wedding on his Twitter and Instagram pages, adding a unique assessment of the nuptials Sunday evening: “Achievement Unlocked: Boom. WIFE! 500G.”

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'60 Minutes' and '48 Hours' Twitter accounts hacked

The Twitter accounts of the CBS news shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours were recently compromised, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The hacker or hackers posted tweets saying that President Barack Obama was “shamelessly in bed with Al-Qaeda”. Shorty after the tweet appeared, 48 Hours issued a tweet saying, “Our #48hours account has been compromised. We are working with Twitter to resolve this issue.” CBS also jumped in, tweeting, “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of #60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues.”

Super voice gone: NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dead at 82

Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.

Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell said Tuesday that Summerall had died. He could not immediately provide further details.

Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, also his last game with longtime partner John Madden. The popular duo worked together for 21 years, moving to Fox in 1994 after years as the lead team for CBS.

Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started doing NFL games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis.

Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies at 70

Annette Funicello, the former child star whose squeaky-clean screen image made her a fan favorite on both the original Mickey Mouse Club and in a slew of “Beach Party” movies opposite Frankie Avalon, died Monday from complications of multiple sclerosis. According to Extra, Funicello — who went public with her MS diagnosis over two decades ago — had been in an MS coma for years. She was taken off life support earlier today.

Funicello was only 12 years old when she was hand-selected by Walt Disney to join The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955. Though she later joked that her vocal range is ”about three notes,” her screen presence made her the original show’s most popular cast member by far. Despite her self-perceived musical limitations, Funicello released a number of hit records as a teenager, including “Tall Paul” and “Pineapple Princess.” She went on to star in a series of six iconic “Beach Party” films released between 1963 and 1965.

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'Glee' star Cory Monteith checks into rehab facility

Glee star Cory Monteith has entered a rehab facility.

The 30-year-old actor, who plays Finn on Fox’s musical comedy/drama, “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” his publicist told People. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”

Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend and castmate, also told the magazine: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

The show released a statement on Sunday, which reads: “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.”

This is not Monteith’s first time in rehab: In a 2011 interview with Parade, he revealed that he had a “serious problem” with drugs and, following an intervention by friends and family, entered rehab at the age of 19.

Glee has two more episodes to film before completing its fourth season.

'Veep' star Anna Chlumsky expecting first child

Child actress-turned-Veep star Anna Chlumsky is set to have a child of her own. The 32-year-old actress and husband Shaun So are expecting her first child, People reports.

“I’m feeling pretty good so far,” Chlumsky, who got her big break in 1991’s My Girl, told People. “I was really lucky — I did not have any morning sickness which was great because I was working.”

Now she has wrapped shooting season 2 of Veep and is busy getting ready for the birth of her baby, expected this summer. Though she’s being careful to not over-do it on the pregnancy books.

“I’m being judicious with which books I read because I don’t want to get overwhelmed,” Chlumsky said. “Most of the books have to do with how to have a worry-free pregnancy and keep the anxiety down.”

Chlumsky and So married in March 2008.

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Captain Peacock actor Frank Thornton dies

British actor Frank Thornton — best known as Captain Peacock in the long-running television comedy “Are You Being Served?” — has died at age 92, his agent said Monday.

The actor is best remembered by British audiences for his comic role in the innuendo-laden hit sitcom, which ran from the 1970s to 1985. He played a mustachioed, pompous floor manager who oversaw his fellow shop workers in a department store.

Thornton’s agent, David Daly, said that the actor died in his sleep in his home in London in the early hours of Saturday.

Born in Dulwich, south London, Thornton had worked in insurance after leaving school but took evening classes to become an actor.
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Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough have split

Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to live apart after dating for two years, reports People.

Work and busy schedules is apparently to blame, though both say they’ll continue their friendship, sources say.

Seacrest, who is 38, is a successful TV producer who also hosts American Idol while Hough, who is 24, is a former Dancing With the Stars pro-turned-film actor.

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