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David Cassidy's life in pictures

2. The Partridge Family performs on stage circa 1971. Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images 3. David Cassidy is surrounded and kissed by presidents of his fan clubs from various parts of the United States and Europe on March 28, 1983 in New York. Clockwise from bottom left are: Ellena Quaceci, Somerville, Mass; Betty Syzdek, Plantersville, […]
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David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol, has died

David Cassidy performs in Nashville in 2012. Rick Diamond / Getty Images for IEBA file “There were some real dark years for me where I was personally lost,” he told Access Hollywood in February 2017, after it was revealed he was suffering from dementia. “I didn’t know what to do with myself. I didn’t know […]
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Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave for 'missteps'

John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, at the Academy Awards presentation in Los Angeles in February 2016. Dan Steinberg / AP file He added: “I’ve recently had a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me. It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way […]
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CBS, PBS fire Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations

Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was fired Tuesday by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg in the wake of eight women accusing him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances in a report in The Washington Post. “A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” said a statement posted […]
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Iranian hacker charged in HBO 'Game of Thrones' theft

The hacker stole scripts for unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones.” HBO In July, he began sending taunting emails to HBO executives, using “Game of Thrones” imagery and slogans, prosecutors said. “Hi to all losers!” one said. “Yes it’s true! HBO is hacked…Beware of heart attacks.” Related: HBO hacked, thieves claim to have ‘Game of […]
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Husband and wife on a mission to bring diversity to voice-over industry

The exclusivity of the voice-over business has been one of the entertainment industry’s best-kept secrets. Traditionally a field dominated by white males, the voice-over world has for decades lacked diversity and inclusion for people of color. Husband and wife duo Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker have been part of a movement to promote diversity through […]
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Big media merger talks herald new era of TV

The 21st Century Fox Studios building in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters The reasons for their interest are becoming increasingly obvious with the popularity of streaming video services. According to Nielsen’s latest audience report, consumers spent 50 minutes a week watching video on a smartphone in the second quarter of 2017, up from 24 […]
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How to connect and find common ground in any situation

There are many circumstances in which you may find yourself with the opportunity or social obligation to start a conversation with someone you don’t know. If you are starting from apparently no knowledge of the other person, at least you know that you share the situation you are both in. Some good conversation openers might […]