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‘Wonka’ actor who played Violet’s dad dies at 87 (AP)
AP – Leonard Stone, who played the father who accompanied chronic gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde on a tour through a far-out candy palace in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” has died.
The Who launch teen cancer program at LA hospital (AP)
AP – The two original members of the British rock band The Who have launched a program for teens and young adults with cancer.
Herman Cain set for Jimmy Kimmel show Monday (AP)
AP – Herman Cain is taking his campaign to a new platform: late-night television.
Monroe’s ‘River of No Return’ dress auctioned off (omg!)
omg! – AP – The dress Marilyn Monroe wore in “River of No Return” has sold to a private buyer for $504,000.
Josie Bissett’s New Book for Kids (omg!)
omg! – Children’s author talks about her new book, “Boogie Monster.”
Kelsey Grammer: The New Boss (omg!)
omg! – Actor talks about his new television role as corrupt Chicago mayor on “Boss.”
Rachel Yamagata Finds ‘Chesapeake’ enlightening (omg!)
omg! – Rachel Yamagata released her third solo album, but she feels this one is a little bit different than the others. (Oct. 21)
Mariah Carey: I Only “Sometimes” Trust Nick Cannon (omg!)
omg! – When Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon, who’s 10 years her junior, she was hesitant. “Initially, I was…
Fall TV Popularity Contest: Will You Re-Elect Boss? (omg!)
omg! – After making people laugh for 20 years playing the self-centered, neurotic Dr. Frasier Crane, Kelsey Grammer showed off his dramatic chops as powerful and ruthless Chicago mayor Tom Krane on Starz’ Boss. We want to know what you thought of this show — and what you think of every new series this season…
Belafonte on Belafonte (omg!)
omg! – Legend Harry Belafonte on his career and the pressures of power.
Woman suing Bieber faces Vegas battery trial (AP)
AP – A San Diego woman who claims pop star Justin Bieber fathered her 3-month-old son has a court date in Las Vegas on allegations she slapped an ex-boyfriend.
Native American group slams Kardashian mom comment (AP)
AP – A Native American group is denouncing a comment Kim Kardashian’s mother made on national television as being “wrong and hurtful.”
First day of deliberations ends in Jackson case (AP)
AP – Jurors considering the case against Michael Jackson’s doctor ended their first day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict or asking any questions indicating how far along they have gotten in their discussions.
Justin Bieber denies charges he fathered a child (AP)
AP – Justin Bieber has denied allegations he fathered a child in a backstage bathroom and says he has never met the woman who filed the paternity suit against him.
‘Wonka’ actor who played Violet’s dad dies at 87 (AP)
AP – Leonard Stone, who played the father who accompanied chronic gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde on a tour through a far-out candy palace in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” has died.
‘Wonka’ actor who played Violet’s dad dies at 87 (AP)
AP – Leonard Stone, who played the father who accompanied chronic gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde on a tour through a far-out candy palace in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” has died.
The Who launch teen cancer program at LA hospital (AP)
AP – The two original members of the British rock band The Who have launched a program for teens and young adults with cancer.
Nook Tablet expected to be unveiled Monday (Reuters)
Reuters – When Amazon unveiled its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, in September, most tech experts and analysts predicted it would be the first real challenger to Apple’s iPad.
U.S. agents seize painting believed stolen by Nazis (Reuters)
Reuters – TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) U.S. officials on Friday seized a valuable oil painting believed to have been stolen from its Jewish owners by the Nazis during World War Two.
First day of deliberations ends in Jackson case (AP)
AP – Jurors considering the case against Michael Jackson’s doctor ended their first day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict or asking any questions indicating how far along they have gotten in their discussions.