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Former ‘Power Ranger’ actor pleads guilty to killing roommate with sword

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 2:48 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:10 PM

HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Ricardo Medina attends the Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at the Egyptian Theater on September 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
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Former “Power Rangers” star Ricardo Medina pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday, according to prosecutors.

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The 38-year-old entered the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court and admitted to using a “Conan the Barbarian” sword to stab his roommate, Josh Sutter, to death in 2015, The Associated Press reported.

According to the Los Angeles Times, investigators said the two were arguing over the way Medina’s girlfriend parked her car before the stabbing.

Medina appeared as the red Power Ranger in three versions of the popular series: “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002), “Power Rangers Wild Force: Identity Crisis” (2002) and “Power Rangers Samurai” (2001).

He faces up to six years in state prison.

Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 1:25 PM

Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen pose on the red carpet at the Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala held at ACL Live on April 14.
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Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong is getting married to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen.  

Armstrong, 45, popped the question Tuesday evening at Lake Austin. In a photo posted to Armstrong’s Instagram account, Hansen sits on his lap with a sparkling engagement ring on her finger while the sun sets in the background.

The photo was taken by Austin photojournalist Elizabeth Kruetz.

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“She said ….. YES!!!!” Armstrong posted on Instagram.


She said..... YES!!!!

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The couple met through charity work and started dating nine years ago. They have two children together – Max, 7, and Olivia, 6. Armstrong and Hansen spend summers in Aspen, Colorado, and the rest of the year in Austin, Texas, where their children attend school.  

There is no word yet on when or where the wedding will take place.  

Armstrong was previously married to Kristin Armstrong, with whom he had three children – Luke, 17, and twins Grace and Isabelle, 15. They divorced in 2003.

Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 3:35 PM

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is pictured here at Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative last September in Paris. She’s at the center of another social media storm over a post on the Manchester concert bombing.
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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has removed a photo of herself and Ariana Grande from social media after an intense backlash over the posting, which was intended to show sympathy for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing and Grande, but instead caused a social media uproar.

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Kardashian posted the photo of herself and Grande having a good time and smiling at another concert event on Twitter and Instagram, with a caption that read, “Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose & have fun. So scary to not feel safe in the world. @arianagrande I love you.”

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The pair are friends, but social media users questioned the use of the photo featuring a laughing Kardashian and a grinning Grande for a message about such a somber event.

The attack on the concert hall in Manchester Monday night as Grande was wrapping up her show killed 22 people and injured almost 60 others.

Actress, heiress Dina Merrill has died; grew up at Mar a Lago, sold to Trump 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 4:40 PM

Actress and heiress Dina Merrill, seen here at the Waldorf-Astoria for the American Museum of the Moving Image's Salute to Julia Roberts in 2000, died Tuesday at her home in East Hampton, New York. Merrill appeared in movies, on television and on the stage beginning in the late 1950s. 
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Actress and rebellious heiress, Dina Merill, who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93.

Merrill, raised in part at the Mar a Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman.

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Merrill had Lewy Body dementia, according to her son, Stanley H. Rumbough.

Starting in the 1950s, Merrill appeared in more than 100 films and television programs, her break coming after Katharine Hepburn recommended her for the 1957 Tracy-Hepburn comedy “The Desk Set.” Merrill, who had the poised, aristocratic beauty of fellow blonde Grace Kelly, co-starred with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in “Operation Petticoat,” Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr in “The Sundowners” and Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor in “Butterfield 8.” More recently, she was part of Robert Altman’s ensemble cast for the Hollywood satire “The Player” and in television programs such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Nanny.”

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But becoming an actress was not considered proper for someone of Merrill’s privileged status. Her mother was Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune and one of the nation’s richest women. Her father was E.F. Hutton, founder of the stockbroker firm that bore his name. Heiress Barbara Hutton was a cousin.

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“Mother was politically and diplomatically and every which way well connected,” Merrill remarked in 2000, “but she didn’t know anyone in show business. Of course my parents’ eyebrows shot up when I said I wanted to be an actress. And I guess they said, really between themselves, ‘Let the dear girl try and fall on her face.’”

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Actor Roger Moore, longest-serving James Bond, dead at 89

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:25 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

English actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for his portrayal of fictional secret agent James Bond, has died, family members said in a statement Tuesday morning. He was 89.

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Moore died Tuesday in Switzerland after "a short but brave battle with cancer," said his children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, in a statement.

"The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall," the statement said. "The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born."

Moore played James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985.