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‘Frasier’ star, fan favorite John Mahoney dead at 77

Actor John Mahoney, most famous for his role as Martin Crane on “Frasier,” died on Sunday at the age of 77, according to his publicist and news reports.

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In addition to his 11-season run on “Frasier,” Mahoney had numerous film credits and theatrical roles with the Steppenwolf Theater Company. He won a Tony Award for his appearance in “The House of Blue Leaves,” CBS Chicago reported.

His film credits include “Moonstruck,” “Tin Men,” “Say Anything,” “Primal Fear,” “Barton Fink” and “Flipped.” He was also a prolific voice actor, with roles in “The Iron Giant” and “Antz” among other projects, according to the Washington Times.

For his television and big-screen work, the English-born actor was nominated for two Golden Globes and two Emmys.

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On “Frasier” — perhaps his most famous role — Mahoney’s character was the father of Kelsey Grammer’s character, Frasier, and his brother Niles, played by David Hyde Pierce. Crane, a retired police detective and army veteran, was a no-nonsense foil for his two sons. He won a Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) award for this role.

Robert Wagner's story on Natalie Wood's death doesn’t add up, investigators say

Investigators who last week told CBS News that actor Robert Wagner is a “person of interest” in the death of actress Natalie Wood, have now confirmed his story just doesn’t “add up.”

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Wood drowned in November 1981 after going overboard while on her family’s yacht near Catalina Island, California. Her then-husband, Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and Capt. Dennis Davern also were on board. She was 43.

“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now,” Lt. John Corina told CBS last week of Wagner. “I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”

After a “48 Hours” report on Saturday detailed some of the new clues in the case, the Los Angeles Sheriffs’ Department followed up Monday morning with a press conference explaining the investigation’s current status “We’re closer to understanding what happened,” said LAPD Homicide Detective John Corina, although no charges are being filed as yet.

“We’d love to hear his side of his version of events,” said Corina. “He’s always been a person of interest because he was the last one with her.”

Corina added that Wagner is not legally required to speak with officials.

He said the information shared by Wagner regarding the events of that evening “doesn’t really add up.”

In 2012, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office changed the cause of death from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors.” Investigators later cited the presence of bruises on Wood’s body as the reason for the change.

>> Related: Robert Wagner a 'person of interest' in Natalie Wood's death, report says

“There were bruises on Natalie Wood’s body,” Corina said in Monday’s conference. “They were probably caused by another person. I can’t say who caused the injuries.” An autopsy showed that Wood had a high alcohol level as well as prescription drugs in her system.

Tom Brady's ex ‘Blue Bloods’ star Bridget Moynahan responds to Super Bowl loss

Actress Bridget Moynahan caused a stir following the Super Bowl when she praised the game’s MVP, Nick Foles, after the Philadelphia Eagles big win.

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The “Blue Bloods” actress, who shares a son with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, took to Twitter late Sunday night, writing, “NickFoles is having an amazing game @eagles @nfl.”

In a second tweet, she praised both teams on a job well done.

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“Amazing game @Patriots congratulations @Eagles #superbowl2018,” she wrote.

Brady and Moynahan dated for three years before calling it quits in 2006 while she was pregnant with their son, John. The two have been amicable for the sake of their son. Brady is now married to model Gisele Bundchen, while Moynahan wed businessman Andrew Frankel in 2015.

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Brady recently made headlines with his son after a video of the 10-year-old kissing him on the lips appeared on his Facebook documentary series, “Tom vs. Time.”

Pink slams critic of Super Bowl national anthem performance

Pink is seriously not here for the haters.

The pop singer came down with the flu over the weekend, but despite the setback, she nailed her performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl LII.

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Pink mustered up the same energy later Sunday after someone on Twitter wrote that the singer “sucks” and called her fans “dumb” in a since-deleted tweet.

“Yeah but at least I suck while singing our countries national anthem, and you just suck by yourself on a dirty couch,” she wrote.

“Poor dude couldn’t handle the heat she brought,” said one fan, who noticed that the person who posted the insulting tweet has since switched his or her Twitter account from public to private after sending the message. The account was later made public again.

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“You were amazing! Coming from NYC when someone sings it with such feeling it takes me back to 9/11. Thank you for such. Beautiful tribute. I felt it in my heart,” said another fan.

Paul Simon announces farewell tour

Legendary musician Paul Simon announced Monday that he plans to retire from touring over the summer.

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Simon, 76, said he will kick off his “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” on May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The tour will wind through the U.S. and Europe before coming to an end July 15 in London. 

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon wrote in a statement posted Monday on Twitter. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.”

He said the decision came after the death of his friend and lead guitarist Vincent N’guini, who died in December.

“His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor,” Simon said. “Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.”

Simon said that despite his retirement from touring, he’ll likely continue to perform occasionally “in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall … to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.”

The following tour dates were announced Monday:

DateCityVenueMay 16Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaRogers ArenaMay 18SeattleKey ArenaMay 19Portland, OregonMODA CenterMay 22Los AngelesHollywood BowlMay 23Los AngelesHollywood BowlMay 25Oakland, CaliforniaOracle ArenaMay 27Las VegasMGM Grand Garden ArenaMay 30DenverFiddler’s GreenJune 1DallasAmerican Airlines ArenaJune 2HoustonToyota CenterJune 4Austin, TexasFrank Erwin CenterJune 6ChicagoUnited CenterJune 8St. Paul, MinnesotaXcel Energy CenterJune 10DetroitDTE Energy CenterJune 12Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAir Canada CentreJune 13Montreal, Quebec, CaadaBell CentreJune 15BostonTD GardenJune 16PhiladelphiaWells Fargo CenterJune 19Greensboro, North CarolinaGreensboro ColiseumJune 20Nashville, TennesseeBridgestone ArenaJune 30StockholmEricsson GlobeJuly 1Oslo, NorwaySpektrumJuly 3Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal ArenaJuly 5Antwerp, BelgiumSportpaleisJuly 7Amsterdam, HollandZiggo DomeJuly 10Manchester, United KingdomManchester ArenaJuly 11Glasgow, United KingdomSSE HydroJuly 13DublinRDS ArenaJuly 15LondonHyde Park, BST Festival

Simon has earned 16 Grammy Awards over a career that has spanned more than six decades. In 2003, he and Art Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for their work as the folk rock duo “Simon & Garfunkel.”

Simon has sold more than 100 million records across the globe. He is a member of the Songwriters and the Rock ‘n’ Roll halls of fame.

Tickets for Paul Simon’s “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” will go on sale in the U.S. at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9.

‘This Is Us’ fans grieving over Jack Pearson’s death

The death of Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us” television show has been expected since the show’s first season, but it finally happened on Super Sunday, Variety reported.

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Spoiler alert: If you recorded the show and haven’t watched it yet, skip this article.

In the episode that aired Jan. 23, Pearson’s home catches fire when a faulty slow-cooker is left plugged in overnight. Viewers were left with the impression that Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died in the fire, but in Sunday’s episode, which followed Super Bowl LII, he walked away from the blaze. Pearson appeared to be all right, but when he checks into a hospital because of smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands, he dies of a heart attack, CNN reported.

Fans of the show flocked to Twitter to express their sadness at losing Pearson. 

“It’s 5 a.m. and I’m ugly crying because of this show,” one fan tweeted.

“Everybody deserves to be loved by a Jack Pearson,” tweeted another.

“Who needs dumb boys to break your heart when you can watch #ThisIsUs.” tweeted a third person.

A Twitter spokesman said this week’s show received the most tweets since the series debuted, CNN reported.

Photos: Celebrities at Super Bowl LII

Stars at Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and parties before the big game.

Kim Kardashian’s daughter Chicago makes appearance in Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement

Kylie Jenner announced the birth of her first child with rapper Travis Scott in an 11-minute video Sunday, and her youngest niece, Chicago West, also made her debut in the clip.

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People reported that Kim Kardashian West’s youngest daughter Chicago rested in Jenner’s arms toward the end of the video

“She looks completely different,” Jenner said as Kardashian West placed Chicago in her arms. “She’s so little.”

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Kardashian West sat next to Jenner as Jordyn Woods, Jenner’s best friend, asked off camera if she came up with a name.

“I think we’re gonna go with Chicago,” Kardashian West said.

“I love Chicago,” Jenner replied.

Related: Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West’s newborn daughter named Chicago

Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed Chicago via gestational carrier Jan. 15. Days later, on Jan. 19, Kardashian West publicly revealed their daughter was named Chicago.

Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

Kylie Jenner is a mother.

After months of speculation, the reality TV star confirmed she welcomed a daughter Feb. 1 at 4:43 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

In September, reports said the 20-year-old TV personality and entrepreneur was pregnant, but she has never publicly spoken about the claims.

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Jenner had been dating rapper Travis Scott, 25, for five months when reports that the two were expecting their first child emerged. 

E! News reported Jenner confirmed the news in an Instagram post Sunday.

"I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions," Jenner wrote. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.

“Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life-changing experience I've had in my entire life and I'm actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn't wait to share this blessing. I've never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding.”

Jenner also shared the past nine months of her life in a video uploaded Sunday to YouTube. The video, called, “To Our Daughter,” shows close friends of Jenner sharing how they learned she was pregnant. It also give glimpses of  Jenner’s baby shower, her doctor appointments and her whirlwind romance with Scott. One part of the video shows 

The end of the video, which is more than 11 minutes, shows a glimpse of the newborn but not her face. 

Jenner’s daughter is the newest addition to the ever-expanding Kardashian-Jenner family. Her older half-sister, Khloe Kardashian, confirmed she was 6 months pregnant in an Instagram post in December. Kim Kardahian  West and husband Kanye West welcomed her third child, a daughter named Chicago, via surrogate in January.

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