Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington (Photo: Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

‘Scandal’s’ Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes Speak Their Minds, Ruby Dee Dies at 91 & More

I’ve got some inspiring as well as sad news to share: Kerry Washington gets very candid about “Scandal” and the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, offers some straight forward advice of her own. And Hollywood legend Ruby Dee passed away today. There’s also my watchlist and what’s hot (Oprah hanging out with the cast of “A […]

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In this Nov. 3, 1971 file photo, Maya Angelou poses with a copy of her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Los Angeles. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (Photo: AP/File)

Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou’s Legacy: 3 Must-See Videos

“We’ve all known it was coming, the death of Maya Angelou. But when you hear it for the first time, it really does sort of hit you in the stomach,” “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King told viewers when the news of her good friend’s passing broke earlier today. She died in her sleep early […]

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‘Ironside’ Star Don Mitchell Dead at 70

By Tim Kenneally Don Mitchell, star of the original “Ironside” series, has died of natural causes, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. He was 70. On the series, Mitchell played Mark Sanger, bodyguard and assistant to wheelchair-bound chief of detectives Robert Ironside (played by Raymond Burr). Also read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2013 “Ironside” ran […]

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"Curb Appeal's" Bill Beckwith (Photo: HGTV)

HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal’ Host Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Bill Beckwith, a contractor and carpenter who co-hosted HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” died Tuesday in San Francisco after a motorcycle accident. Born in Maine and an English and martial arts student at the University of Montana, Beckwith’s company BB Design Build offered residential and commercial construction services around the Bay Area. “Curb Appeal” is a half-hour […]

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Christopher Evan Welch, Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies in L.A.

Christopher Evan Welch, who appeared onstage in numerous plays, in films including Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” and “Lincoln,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” as well as on television, died early Monday at a Los Angeles hospital, his agency Paradigm confirmed. He is believed to have been 48. […]

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