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'Alien' artist H.R. Giger dies at 74

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Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien, has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday.

Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The Associated Press that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.

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Porsche sued over crash that killed Paul Walker

The wife of a man who was driving the Porsche sports car that crashed and killed Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.

The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed Monday in Los Angeles by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Walker’s friend and business partner Roger Rodas.

The lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America claims the company’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT suffered from design flaws and had a malfunctioning suspension that caused the November crash and both men’s deaths.

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Casey Kasem's whereabouts are unknown

A judge has appointed one of Casey Kasem’s daughters as his temporary conservator after expressing concerns about the safety and whereabouts of the ailing radio personality.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy said Monday that he was worried about Kasem’s well-being after an attorney for Kasem’s wife said he didn’t know where the former radio host is.

Attorney Craig Marcus said Monday that 82-year-old Casey Kasem, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, had been removed from the country but didn’t know his whereabouts.

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Clay Aiken's congressional opponent dies in accident

A North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former American Idol singer Clay Aiken has died.

The president of the company founded by 71-year-old Keith Crisco says Crisco died at home on Monday after an accident. AEC Narrow Fabrics President Robert Lawson says Crisco’s son notified company employees of the death.

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NBC plans live version of 'The Music Man'

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NBC says it’s planning to air a live production of The Music Man.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Monday the network has acquired rights for a TV version of the 1957 Meredith Willson musical.

The network had success with a live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and is following that with a live version of Peter Pan in December.

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Jay Z attacked by Beyonce's sister Solange? Hotel decries video leak

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The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z.

Asked about the video on Monday by The Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement saying it is “shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system.”

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'View' host Sherri Shepherd's husband seeks separation

Court records show the husband of comedian and The View co-host Sherri Shepherd has filed for legal separation after nearly three years of marriage.

Lamar Sally filed for separation May 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court. The pair married in August 2011, and Sally’s filing states they are expecting a son who is due in July.

Sally is seeking custody of the child when he is born, with visitation for Shepherd.

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Chris Brown admits probation violation, gets more jail time

Chris Brown on Friday admitted a probation violation over an altercation last year outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., and was sentenced to remain on probation and serve an additional 131 days in jail.

Brown appeared in court Friday and admitted he committed a crime in Washington in October. His mother and other supporters watched Friday’s court proceedings.

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Former Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons named Clippers interim CEO

The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Parsons will oversee the franchise while the league tries to force owner Donald Sterling to sell it following his lifetime ban for making racist remarks.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday in a statement that Parsons “will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization.”

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Netflix announces documentaries, beginning with Sundance hit, 'Battered Bastards of Baseball'

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Netflix is making a push into documentaries, with plans to premiere four in the next few months.

Netflix has always made nonfiction films available to subscribers – but until recently, the site featured only films that had been made for theatrical release or television networks. Now Netflix wants filmmakers to make documentaries specifically for Netflix – or to use Netflix to offer their work’s first wide distribution.

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