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Terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan granted wish to see ‘Force Awakens’

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A terminally ill “Star Wars” fan, who was given just a few months…


Gunnar Hansen, killer of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ dies

The actor who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" died Saturday of pancreatic cancer


‘Spectre’ tops ‘The Peanuts Movie’ with $73 million

James Bond and Charlie Brown brought the box office roaring back to life this weekend.


‘Saturday Night Live’ with Trump earns best ratings in years

The show, which came under fire from Latino groups for inviting the blunt-spoken Republican presidential frontrunner to host, garnered a 6.6 rating in the 56 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen Media Research, NBC said in a statement.


Today in entertainment history: Nov. 9

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.


‘Binge-watch’ beats ‘dadbod,’ others for 2015 word of the year

The annual list also includes "clean eating," "dadbod," and "manspreading."


Netflix says it can get your kids to bed in 5 minutes

This devious plan to help you get the rugrats to sleep may just work.


‘SNL’ star Dana Carvey heading back to TV

The "Wayne's World" star has signed on to front a new TV talent show geared towards mimics and impressionists.


YouTube to support virtual reality video on its app

YouTube announced two new features for its Android app that expand the video site's use of virtual reality, giving the new technology its biggest platform yet.


REVIEW: ‘Spectre’ misses its mark

The latest James Bond installment is a fun, lively bit of entertainment but it so badly misses the high water mark left by "Skyfall" that it can’t help but feel like a let-down.


Twister among toys getting hall of fame nod

Toys are honored for their longevity and ability to foster learning, creativity or discovery through play.


Protests growing over Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Opponents say there's nothing funny about having Republican presidential front-runner host this weekend.


New Pennsylvania prosecutor could be first to charge Cosby

Kevin Steele, a Democrat, on Tuesday defeated opponent Bruce Castor, a Republican, in the race for district attorney in Montgomery County, where Cosby's first named accuser filed a 2005 complaint against the actor.


New Bond ‘Spectre’ plays like a swan song, and a long one

It may be no coincidence that Agent 007's latest love interest, played by French actress Lea Seydoux in the new James Bond movie "Spectre," is called Madeleine Swann, because the film seems like a swan song for some of the participants.


Today in entertainment history: Nov. 5

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.


DeVito and Schwarzenegger want to do a ‘Twins’ sequel

The actors are keen to reprise their roles as long-lost brothers in a sequel to the 1988 hit, "Twins," with Eddie Murphy joining the cast as another sibling.


Harrowing kidnap tale tackled in award-winning ‘Room’

"Room", a drama about a mother and son held captive for years, hits U.S. cinemas this week after scooping the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.


You can’t dress up as Darth Vader to see ‘Star Wars’

Bosses of two leading cinema chains in the have banned “Star Wars” fans from dressing up as Darth Vader for…

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Strong aerial attack lifts Seattle past Pittsburgh

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates after scoring on a 63-yard touchdown reception next to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Jermaine Kearse caught two touchdowns, while Doug Baldwin caught three, including an 80-yard catch-and-run score with 2:01 left after Pittsburgh had trimmed Seattle's lead to 32-30.

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Jimmy Graham suffers patellar tendon injury in win over Pittsburgh


Graham was hurt with 13:36 left in the fourth quarter after trying to grab a deep pass in the end zone from Russell Wilson.

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Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, talks with head coach Byron Scott, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 112-110.

The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday

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Heat check: College coaching carousel turns into roller coaster

LSU head coach Les Miles watches from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. LSU won 17-6.

This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy.

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Former Lynden star Bryce Sterk wins Husky football award

Lynden Lion Bryce Sterk (72) makes a tackle against Sedro Woolley in the 2A State Championship game. Dec. 6, 2014 
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Sterk was given the "Ultimate Dirt Dawg" award for his work in the weight room.