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Courtney Cash dead: Johnny Cash's great-niece found stabbed to death

The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash’s body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east of Nashville.

Cash’s body was found in a chest just inside the front door, Andrews said. A man identified as William Austin Johnson, Cash’s boyfriend, was being treated for stab wounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Andrews said.

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Paul Walker's mom wants guardianship of late actor's daughter

Paul Walker’s mother has petitioned to become the legal guardian of the late actor’s teenage daughter in accordance with his final wishes.

Cheryl Ann Walker filed the guardianship petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. It states that Meadow Rain Walker, 15, has been living with her since the death of her son in a fiery crash on Nov. 30 north of Los Angeles.

The will of the Fast & Furious actor called for his mother to become his daughter’s guardian and for his father to manage his estate, which has been valued between $16 million and $25 million.

Meadow Walker is the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate.

Cheryl Walker’s guardianship filing states that her granddaughter’s mother is also living with her but is not an appropriate caretaker due to issues with alcohol.

The actor died after the Porsche sports car he was riding in crashed and burst into flames. Investigators estimated the car may have been traveling more than 100 mph before it crashed and killed the actor and driver Roger Rodas, a business partner and friend of Paul Walker.

L'Wren Scott's death ruled a suicide

The death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, has been ruled a suicide, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

An autopsy completed on the body of 49-year-old Scott found that she died of hanging, according to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner.

Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Police said her assistant found her kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door. There was no note.

The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of Scott’s death. Jagger called Scott his “lover and best friend” in a Facebook tribute and said he was struggling to come to grips with her death.

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Mick Jagger's bandmates offer support after L'Wren Scott's death

Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the fashion designer and celebrity stylist’s apparent suicide in New York City on Monday.

Keith Richards said in a statement Wednesday that “no one saw this coming” and that Jagger has “always been my soul brother and we love him.”

“We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man,” he added.

Charlie Watts said the band’s priority is the 70-year-old Jagger. READ FULL STORY

Mick Jagger responds to L'Wren Scott's death: 'I will never forget her'

One day after designer L’Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment, the celebrity favorite’s longtime boyfriend, Mick Jagger, has responded to the tragedy via a posting on his official Facebook page.

“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” the Rolling Stones frontman wrote in a post published midday Tuesday. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.” Jagger and Scott had been a couple since 2001.

“She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” Jagger continued.

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Fashion designer and longtime Mick Jagger paramour L'Wren Scott found dead

L’Wren Scott, 49, a model turned designer who dressed stars including Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Amy Adams, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment building this morning, according to People. READ FULL STORY

Movie trailer voice Hal Douglas dies at 89

Hal Douglas, known by his voice-over work in movie trailers, died Friday at age 89 from complications of pancreatic cancer, according to The New York Times.

Douglas voiced trailers for movies ranging from the classic drama Forrest Gump to the silly Meet the Parents and worked up until just about two years ago. He was one of the movie industry’s number one choices for voice-overs, and was able to make his living in New York — his preferred city — instead of  Hollywood.

He died in his Lovettsville, Va., home.

'Band of Brothers' vet Willian Guarnere dies at 90

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries Band of Brothers, has died. He was 90

His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.

“He had a good, long life,” his son said.

The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of the war’s fiercest European battles through the war’s end in 1945.

Its producers included Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Guarnere was portrayed by the actor Frank John Hughes.

Guarnere, whose combat exploits earned him his nickname, lost a leg while trying to help a wounded solider during the Battle of the Bulge. His commendations included the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

In 2007, Guarnere helped write a nationally best-selling memoir called Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends, with fellow south Philadelphian veteran Edward J. “Babe” Heffron and journalist Robyn Post.

William Guarnere Jr. said his father and Heffron met during the war and remained friends until Heffron died in December.

“Now they’re together again,” the son said.

Jake Powers, who operates a Band of Brothers tour company in Grafton, Mass., said Guarnere worked behind the scenes to ensure that his comrades received the recognition they deserved.

“He did more things behind the scenes for other veterans than (for) himself,” Powers said.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday.

Producer of early Grammy, NFL telecasts Ted Bergmann dies at 93

The producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts has died.

Ted Bergmann’s wife, Beverly, says the veteran producer died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93.

Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to work in advertising, where he matched companies such as Coca-Cola and Colgate with entertainment properties. The group behind the Grammy Awards sought Bergmann’s help in 1962 to bring the ceremony to TV. He then produced the music awards show for seven years.

Bergmann served as president of the DuMont Television Network and televised early NFL games and live boxing. Other TV credits include “The Arthur Godfrey Show,” “Love Thy Neighbor” and “Three’s Company.”

Besides his wife, Bergmann is survived by six children, two stepsons, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

'Honeymooners' star Sheila MacRae dies at 92

Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered.

MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason’s Ralph in the 1960s re-creation of “The Honeymooners,” died Thursday. She was 92.

The actress died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., MacRae’s granddaughter, Allison Mullavey, told The Associated Press on Friday.

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