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‘The Simpsons’ co-creator loses cancer battle

Nine-time Emmy winner Sam Simon was the animator behind the hit series.

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Today in entertainment history: March 10

Remember the time a ventriloquist and her puppet testified before Congress?

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TWITTER REACTS: Our favorite #AppleWatch tweets

In today's big tech news, Apple officially unveiled the Apple Watch, which is like an iPhone for your wrist, but a lot more expensive.

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Will the Apple Watch transform wearable tech?

The watch will launch in April with prices ranging from $349 to a whopping $10,000.

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Carrie Fisher: ‘Star Wars’ is cursed

Carrie Fisher is convinced the new film is cursed, because she also narrowly escaped harm last week.

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‘Chappie’ comes alive at weekend box office

The robot adventure starring Hugh Jackman raked in $13 million over the weekend.

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Harrison Ford ‘on the mend’ after breaking pelvis in plane crash

The "Star Wars" actor is expected to make a full recovery after crash landing his plane last week.

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Tracy Morgan’s Walmart lawsuit put on hold

A New Jersey judge has put the "30 Rock" star's lawsuit against Walmart on a temporary hold.

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Today in entertainment history: March 9

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Jada Pinkett Smith leaving ‘Gotham’

The "Matrix Reloaded" star was cast as The Penguin's ruthless crime boss Fish Mooney for the first season of the show, but she reveals she has not signed on for any more.

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This weekend in entertainment history

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Stallone adapting ‘The Expendables’ for TV

The "Rambo" star has signed a deal to develop the series, which will unite action stars on a mission to stop a terrorist.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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Harrison Ford ‘OK’ after plane crash

The "Star Wars" star was hurt after his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Today in entertainment history: March 6

Want to hear something shocking? It has been more than 20 years since "The Cosby Show" went off the air.

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Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut

The "Die Hard" star will take the stage adaptation of Stephen King's acclaimed novel "Misery."

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‘Downton Abbey’ star slated to play the Beast

Dan Stevens is set to play the Beast in the live-action adaptation of the fairy tale.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest star to partner with Netflix

The outspoken environmentalist will help create non-fiction projects as part of a multi-year deal with his production company.

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Today in entertainment history: March 5

Remember the time Martha Stewart was convicted in federal court? That was 11 years ago!

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

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Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.