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Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘Theory of Everything’ Set for Nov. 7 Release

The Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything is set for a Nov. 7 release, and will be distributed in the U.S. by Focus Features, it was announced Thursday. The Working Title film focuses on Hawking’s younger years and the relationship between the theoretical physicist and his wife, Jane Wilde. The romantic drama, inspired by Wilde’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, …

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Oscar Pistorius Faces Day Two of Cross-Examination

Oscar Pistorius faced a second day of cross-examination in his murder trial on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa. The prosecution accused Pistorius of caring more about himself than the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The 27-year-old was brought to tears on Wednesday during the first day of cross-examination, when he refused to look at a picture of his slain …

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Joan Jett May Front Nirvana at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A photograph of three guitars posted by Foo Fighters on Instagram on Tuesday sparked rumors that Joan Jett may perform with the remaining members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala in New York City Thursday night. Drummer Dave Grohl incited speculation when a photo was posted on his band’s Instagram page featuring Grohl’s drumkit, Pat …

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Kate Mulgrew Duped into Narrating Documentary

Actress Kate Mulgrew said on Tuesday in a statement on her Facebook page that she does not stand behind her latest project, a geocentric documentary called The Principle, and that she was “misinformed” about it when she agreed to narrate the film. Mulgrew, known for her leading role as Capt. Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, posted an explanation on her Facebook …

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Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade for $6 Million Over Use of Photo

Actress Katherine Heigl filed a $6 million civil suit in a New York federal court on Wednesday against Duane Reade for using her name and a paparazzi photo in promotional material without her permission. In the complaint, Heigl said she was photographed in March near a Duane Reade store in New York while filming a new television series. Duane Reade …

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LAPD Shooting: Gunman Rejected from Police Academy

The suspected 29-year-old gunman who opened fire at a Los Angeles Police Department station on Monday night, injuring an officer, aspired to be a police officer, the gunman’s father said Tuesday. Danny Yealu, 58, said his son, suspected gunman Daniel C. Yealu, told him last year he applied to the police academy, but had been rejected. The senior Yealu said …

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Yosemite Rockfall Leads to Hiking Trail Closure

A hiking trail has been closed at Yosemite National Park after 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet near Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on March 31, the National Park Service said Monday. According to Yosemite National Park officials, nobody was hurt in the rockfall. The rockfall reportedly occurred during the afternoon of March 31, when the rocks fell 500 feet, then …

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Jim Reif Dies After Bicycle Accident at Age 61

Meteorologist Jim Reif died late Monday night in a hospital in Fort Myers, Fl., after he was involved in a bicycle accident on Sunday afternoon. He was 61. Reif, who was the Director of Meteorology at NBC2, hit a crosswalk sign with his handlebars while he was on his bicycle riding on a sidewalk Ben Hill Griffin Parkway on Sunday, …

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Ian Thorpe Fighting Infection After Surgery

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a serious infection and “in good spirits,” his manager James Erskine said on Wednesday. Erskine also refuted reports that Thorpe might lose the use of his left arm. “That’s just people making that up, I mean that’s just nonsense,” Erskine told reporters. The five-time Olympic champion contracted the infection after undergoing …

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Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Millions of Baby Pigs

A virus not seen before in the United States killed millions of baby pigs since last May, and it is threatening pork production and pushing up pork prices. Estimates on how many pigs have died from porcine epidemic diarrhea in the last year vary, from 2.7 million to as many as 6 million. Because PED thrives in cold weather, there …

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Farrah Fawcett Foundation to Fund HPV-Related Cancer Research Team

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation has joined Stand Up to Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to form a research team dedicated to researching HPV-related cancers, the organizations announced at a press event in San Diego on Monday. The event was part of the AACR Annual Meeting, held in San Diego April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer …

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Miranda Lambert Triumphs at ACM Awards

Country music star Miranda Lambert took home three trophies on Sunday at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, and made history by taking the award for Best Female Vocalist for the fifth consecutive year. “I cannot believe this; I really didn’t expect it,” said Lambert upon accepting the Best Female Vocalist honor. She took the …

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