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LAS VEGAS | Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967. Dummar, whose story was depicted in the 1980 film “Melvin and Howard,” … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

LOS ANGELES | ‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES— “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland detailed her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it “spreads awareness of organ donation” and “brings a sense … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

NEW YORK | Crew member of Starz series ‘Power’ hit, killed at shoot

NEW YORK — A production assistant on the Starz network drama series “Power” has been struck and killed by a vehicle while setting up traffic cones for a film production in Brooklyn. Police say 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez, of Manhattan, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the accident just before 4:30 a.m. Monday in the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Crew member of Starz series ‘Power’ hit, killed at shoot

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. | Meek Mill, Fat Joe attend DJ Khaled’s Miami birthday bash

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.— Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled’s birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole with a … Continue reading MIAMI BEACH, Fla. | Meek Mill, Fat Joe attend DJ Khaled’s Miami birthday bash

NEW YORK | Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

NEW YORK— A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media web sites than newspapers. The Pew Research Center said Monday that 20 percent of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16 percent that credited newspapers. It’s the first time since Pew has found sites … Continue reading NEW YORK | Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

LAS VEGAS | Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

LAS VEGAS— Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (WER’-lee) said Dummar died Sunday under hospice care. He was 74. Dummar’s brother, Ray Dummar, of Gabbs, Nevada, … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time’s Up auction

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time’s Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group’s legal fund. The Time’s Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund has raised more than … Continue reading DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time’s Up auction

LONDON | Spice Girl Mel B cancels event after severe injury, surgery

LONDON  — Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand. Brown said online Monday she needed three hours of surgery to repair damage to her hand. She also said she suffered two broken ribs. She posted a photograph on Instagram and … Continue reading LONDON | Spice Girl Mel B cancels event after severe injury, surgery