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  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

    May 3: Singer Frankie Valli is 81. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 69. Singer Mary Hopkin is 65. Singer Christopher Cross is 64. Drummer Cactus Moser of Highway 101 is 58. Keyboardist David Ball of Soft Cell is 56. Country singer Shane Minor is 47. Music producer-actor Damon Dash is 44. Bassist John Hopkins of Zac Brown Band is 44. Country singer Brad Martin is 42. Actress Christina Hendricks is 40. Actor Dule Hill is 40. Country singer Eric Church is 38. Dancer Cheryl Burke is 31. Singer Michael Kiwanuka is 28.
  • Costly art stolen from property connected to late 'Simpsons' producer

    Costly art stolen from property connected to late 'Simpsons' producer
    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of $400,000 worth of art taken from a Malibu property associated with deceased philanthropist Sam Simon, a former producer of "The Simpsons."  Two paintings were reported missing on...

    Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

     Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'
    If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on "a bike made of antique tuba parts." The camera caught...

    Sam Simon dies at 59; Emmy-winning co-creator of 'The Simpsons'

    Sam Simon dies at 59; Emmy-winning co-creator of 'The Simpsons'
    Sam Simon, the acclaimed writer, director and producer who with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening developed the groundbreaking Fox TV series "The Simpsons," has died. He was 59. His death Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades was confirmed by his...

    'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh

    'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh
    "If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to...