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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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DECEMBER 6 1969: Four people died at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California. One of…

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More people are turning away from TV

Are you a cord cutter? If so, you've got plenty of company.

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Megan Fox, husband Brian Austin Green hit by drunken driver

The "Transformers" star was with Green in their Range Rover in Beverly Hills when the driver of a Mini Cooper collided with them

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Mark Wahlberg wants a pardon

"The Gambler" star wants his criminal past wiped clean.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to star as ‘Doctor Strange’

"Doctor Strange" follows the story of a neurosurgeon who turns to the mysterious world of magic and alternate dimensions.

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‘Kid-friendly’ Google aims to make Internet fun, safe

The company will create specific versions of its search, YouTube, and Chrome products for children 12 and under.

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Krysten Ritter is Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

The former "Breaking Bad" star will play the comic book detective character in a new Netflix series.

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America ushers in Christmas with lighting of Capitol tree

The annual ritual near the White House featured performances from singers Patti LaBelle and Steve Miller.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 5

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of "August: Osage County" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Misty Upham died of head injuries

The cause of death in the mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham has been revealed.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

PHOTOS: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was revealed during a lighting ceremony in New York.

This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall."

James Bond to face old foe in new movie

James Bond will face off against villainous boss Blofeld in "Spectre," the latest movie in the superspy franchise.

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The ultimate 2014 pop song mashup

Revisit a year's worth of pop music hits in one epic mashup video.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 4

Take a walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

This image released by NBC shows Katherine Heigl as Charleston Tucker in a scene from "State of Affairs," premiering Nov. 17.

CIA live tweets Katherine Heigl spy series

CIA officials are live tweeting during Katherine Heigl's espionage series State of Affairs to clear up inaccuracies about procedures inside the White House.

Andrew Scott arrives for the opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a new stage musical based on Roald Dahl's popular story about Willy Wonka and his amazing Chocolate Factory, at the Drury Lane Theatre in central London, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Andrew Scott is next James Bond villain

The actor behind James Moriarty in TV's "Sherlock" is about to get even more villainous.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson, left, and her partner Romain Dauriac arrive at the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony, in Paris. Johansson is a first-time mom. A spokesman for the 29-year-old actress said Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, that Johansson and her fiance, Dauriac, have welcomed a baby girl, whom they’ve named Rose.

Clerk confirms Scarlett Johansson wed in Montana

A clerk who oversaw Scarlett Johansson's secret wedding has confirmed the actress and Romain Dauriac are husband and wife.

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016.

Bill Cosby sued for molesting girl

Bill Cosby was sued by a woman alleging he molested her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 3

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

Director Martin Scorsese arrives at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 16, 2014.

HBO orders 1970s rock drama from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger

The creators of "Boardwalk Empire" are teaming up with Mick Jagger for a yet-to-be-titled drama about a record executive searching for the next big hit.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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We’re living 6 years longer

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Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.