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Veteran Japanese Actor Ken Takakura Dead At 83

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Tokyo) -- Veteran actor Ken Takakura, known as the "Clint Eastwood of Japan," has died at the age of 83. A rep for the actor says Takakura, best known for his tough cop role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," passed away on November 10th in a Tokyo hospital. "Mr. Baseball," "The Yellow Handkerchief" and "Poppoya"…

Coroner: Michael Johns Died Of A Heavy Heart

Posted On November 18, 2014

(Undated) -- A coroner's report says "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns died from an enlarged heart. According to TMZ, the Orange County Coroner's report also suggests a "fatty liver" contributed to the singer's sudden death on August 1st and concluded, overall, that Johns died of natural causes. Family sources initially said a blood clot triggered…

Uber Executive Suggests, Then Regrets Spying Remarks

Posted On November 18, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Off-hand remarks made by Uber executive Emil Michael are raising eyebrows about the ride-sharing service's data collecting practices. Speaking at a private dinner in New York last Friday, Michael said Uber could theoretically spend "a million dollars" to form a group of people that would research the personal lives and families…

Tommy Chong Eliminated On “DWTS” Semi-Finals

Posted On November 17, 2014

(Undated) -- "Dancing With The Stars'" Tommy Chong is taking his final bow. The comedian was eliminated on the show's semi-finals episode on Monday, saying goodbye with his sense of humor in tact.   Tommy said being on the show proved his theory that "dancing makes you young." At age 76, he became the oldest…

“Today” Show Executive Fired After Only Months On The Job

Posted On November 17, 2014

(Undated) -- "Today" show General Manager Jamie Horowitz is out of a job after just over two months at the position. In an internal memo obtained by "The Wrap," NBC News President Deborah Turness explains that she and Horowitz came to the conclusion that the job was "not the right fit" for him. Even though…