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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are married

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Actually, the headline says it all: Former How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner, fellow actor David Burtka, were wed in Italy over the weekend. The Emmy winner and frequent awards show host broke the news himself via Twitter: READ FULL STORY

'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn dies at 46

Molly Glynn, a Chicago theater actress who appeared on Chicago Fire in a recurring role as an ER doctor, died on Saturday. She was 46.

According to the Associated Press, Glynn was on a bike ride with her husband, Joe Foust, when a storm rolled into the Chicago area on Friday. As a result of the storm, a tree struck Glynn during her ride through a forest park. Foust called 911 just before 4 p.m. to say his wife had been injured. Glynn was then taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital, where she died on Saturday.

Glynn is survived by her husband and two sons.

Joan Rivers' funeral set for Sunday

Joan Rivers will be laid to rest on Sunday in New York City, her hometown.

The comedy and fashion icon’s funeral will be held at the city’s Temple Emanu-El.

In a statement to EW on Thursday, Emanu-El  rabbi Joshua M. Davidson said, “It is a terribly sad day for all of us. We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.”

Rivers died on Thursday at age 81 at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, a week after she was hospitalized after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery. In a statement announcing her mother’s death, Melissa Rivers said she and her son, Cooper, were “humbled” by the support they’ve received, and urged everyone to embrace her mother’s spirit in mourning her death.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” she wrote. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Joan Rivers dies at 81

Comedy legend Joan Rivers died on Thursday at age 81. Her daughter, Melissa, announced her mother’s passing in a heartfelt statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” she wrote. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Rivers was hospitalized last week after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. Melissa wrote that she died “surrounded by family and close friends.”

Read the statement in full below.

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Deadmau5 'will not be bullied' by Disney over mouse ears trademark

Deadmau5 has become known known for wearing what he calls a mau5head (pronounced “mousehead”) to each show, but now, Disney is claiming it bears too much resemblance to Mickey Mouse.

Last year, the DJ applied to get the headgear trademarked with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Disney is now opposing the application.

The mau5head, which the DJ has used in merchandise and on stage for years, is a registered trademark in nearly 30 countries, including the United Kingdom and Japan. Given his long history with the image, Deadmau5’s attorney Dina LaPolt questioned Disney’s motives in a statement. “Given that the mau5head and other identifying deadmau5 trademarks have been used in the U.S. and around the world for almost a decade, we wonder why Disney is only now coming after deadmau5,” LaPolt said. “Our client will not be bullied by Disney and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property.”

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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4 and the crazy strange Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note is getting not one but two new models this fall—and one of them is a little bit different from what smartphone users might be used to.

Unveiled Wednesday morning at Samsung’s Unpacked 2014 event, the Galaxy Note 4 is the latest iteration of the manufacturer’s popular, large-screen smartphone. It’s what you’d expect from an annual update to a marquee device: more of the same, but better. A better screen, a better camera, better looking, a better stylus (which Samsung calls an “S-Pen”), a better battery, and so on.  This is not a bad thing—the Galaxy Note 3 was a great, high-performance phone, and if it delivers on all the claims made by Samsung during Friday’s presentation, the Note 4 looks like it’ll be a solid update. READ FULL STORY

CeeLo Green apologizes for Twitter rape comments

CeeLo Green apologized Tuesday night for the statements about rape which he says were “attributed” to him on Twitter. In a series of offensive tweets, Green argued that women can only be raped if they are conscious, writing, “women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Following the ensuing outrage, TBS confirmed yesterday that Green’s reality showThe Good Life, was canceled. Green, however, tried to distance himself from the statements in his apology Tuesday night after his Twitter account was reactivated following its deletion.

Green’s initial tweets came after he pleaded no contest Friday to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy to a woman in 2012. Prosecutors did not charge Green with rape on grounds of insufficient evidence.

'People' debuts exclusive photos from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's intimate wedding

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Hollywood’s most famous couple may have exchanged vows on the sly over a week ago, but Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have decided to share photos and details from their intimate ceremony, which People debuted exclusively in conjunction with Hello! magazine in this week’s issue.

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” Pitt and Jolie told People of their Aug. 23 ceremony held at the family’s estate in France. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

The family affair, attended by just 20 people, integrated each of the couple’s six children in meaningful ways leading up to and during the ceremony. Not only did the kids help write the vows, bake the cake, and create designs for Jolie’s custom veil, they also teamed up to escort their mom down the aisle, and serve as flower girls and ring bearers.

For more details on the wedding,  Jolie’s gown and veil (created by close friend and Atelier Versace mater tailor Luigi Massi) and Pitt’s suit (from his closet!), be sure to pick up this week’s issue of People.

Justin Bieber arrested, charged with assault in Ontario

On Aug. 29, Justin Bieber was allegedly involved in an altercation in Ontario that ended in the pop star’s arrest.

According to Ontario Provincial Police, officers responded to a collision between a minivan and an ATV and later found the two drivers got in a physical altercation. The police’s statement does not make clear whether Bieber was driving the minivan or the ATV, but it specifies that he was charged with dangerous driving and assault.
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Family confirms Joan Rivers is on life support

On Aug. 28, Joan Rivers was admitted to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital after experiencing complications during surgery at a clinic. She is now on life support, her family said in a statement released Tuesday.

“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received,” Rivers’ daughter Melissa said in the statement. “At this time she does remain on life support.”

Though further details of Rivers’ condition have not been made public, the Associated Press reported Rivers went into cardiac arrest while receiving throat surgery the morning of Aug. 28 and was rushed to the hospital soon after.

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