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BuzzFeed writer Benny Johnson fired for plagiarism

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- The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired the writer Benny Johnson after its editors said they found he plagiarized others' work 41 times.

Pioneer of cinema vérité director Robert L. Drew dies at 90

NEW YORK - Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died on Wednesday in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said.

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'Die Hard,' 'Flower Drum Song' actor James Shigeta dies aged 81

LOS ANGELES - Actor James Shigeta, best known for his roles in "Die Hard," and "Flower Drum Song," has died, a representative for the actor said on Tuesday. He was 81.

29 Jul 2014

Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska

JUNEAU Alaska - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, court records showed on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2014

'Weird Al' Yankovic parodies his way to top of Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES - "Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, on Wednesday earned his first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on the strength of several viral videos released online. | Video

Music 23 Jul 2014

Ex-NFL Redskin Fred Davis sought in domestic violence case

WASHINGTON - Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is being sought by police on a domestic assault charge, Washington police said on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2014

CBS keeps Colbert's 'Late Show' in New York in tax-for-jobs deal

- CBS' "Late Show" will stay in New York when comedian Stephen Colbert takes over from the late-night talk show's host David Letterman in a deal that will award the network tax credits for jobs commitments, CBS Corp. and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2014

Radio star Casey Kasem's remains flown to Canada: agent

- The body of radio personality Casey Kasem, who even before his June death was at the center of a tug-of-war between his wife and his children from a prior marriage, has been flown to Canada from a Washington state funeral home, his longtime former agent said on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2014

A Minute With: Jon Voight on his second act, on smaller screen

BEVERLY HILLS Calif. - When Jon Voight joined the growing list of top-flight film actors on television last year as a small-time Boston gangster on drama "Ray Donovan," he felt the role of the aging family patriarch take him back to his early days as a character actor.

23 Jul 2014

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

LONDON - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday. | Video

23 Jul 2014