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Picture of Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

A horse-drawn hearse containing the body of opera star Jessye Norman passes by the Bell Auditorium, site of her funeral, in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor and four Grammy Awards.

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Picture of For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has been confirmed to sing the baritone title role in “Nabucco” at the Zurich Opera House this Sunday. It will be his first time performing since stepping down Oct. 2 as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrawing from future performances at the company.

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Picture of Opera star Jessye Norman’s funeral set for Georgia hometown

Opera star Jessye Norman’s funeral set for Georgia hometown

This Sept. 18, 2007 file photo shows soprano Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.

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Picture of Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

In this Monday, March 18, 2013 file photo, Robert Forster arrives at the LA premiere of "Olympus Has Fallen" at the ArcLight Theatre in Los Angeles. Forster, the handsome character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar-nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," has died at age 78. Forster's agent Julia Buchwald says he died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home in Los Angeles of brain cancer.

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Picture of Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

Report: Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Kevin Hart poses for photos at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Authorities say an accident that left Kevin Hart seriously injured was caused by the man driving Hart’s vintage car, who accelerated recklessly on a highway. A California Highway Patrol report released Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 says Jared Black, who was driving the actor’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with Hart and a woman as passengers, was turning on to Mulholland Highway near Malibu on Sept. 1 when he lost control.

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Picture of Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

This combination photo shows Robert De Niro at the Comedy Central roast of Alec Baldwin in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2019, left, and Chase Robinson, a former employee of Robert De Niro's company, Canal Productions in New York on Oct. 2, 3019. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Robinson filed a lawsuit against De Niro in Manhattan federal court, seeking $12 million. The lawsuit came six weeks after De Niro's company sought $6 million from Robinson in state court, accusing her of misappropriating money.

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Picture of Organizers: Plácido Domingo to be absent from Batuta Prizes

Organizers: Plácido Domingo to be absent from Batuta Prizes

In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo gives details about the opera competition Operalia at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Opera star Placido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera following multiple allegations of sexual harassment reported by The Associated Press. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, Domingo said the allegations have "created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised." He has served as general director since 2003.

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Picture of James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students.

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Picture of Dr. Dre, Iovine unveil high-tech new building at USC

Dr. Dre, Iovine unveil high-tech new building at USC

University of Southern California Dean Erica Muhl, from left, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Jimmy Iovine and USC President Carol Folt participate in the unveiling of a high-tech building named after Young and Iovine on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The duo donated a combined $70 million in 2013 to create an art, technology and business academy at the college.

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Picture of 3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

In this July 13, 2013, file photo, rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour in Philadelphia. U.S. prosecutors say three men arrested during the investigation into rapper Mac Miller’s deadly overdose last year have now been charged with providing the drugs that killed him. A grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 in Los Angeles accuses the men of conspiring and distributing cocaine and oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that caused Miller’s death in September 2018.

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By CHRISTINA LARSON
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