Walter Browne, who dropped out of high school to embark on a legendary career in competitive chess that made him an American champion several times over, died June 24 in Las Vegas. He was 66.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The undercover cops didn’t help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldn’t talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown — pins and t-shirts — and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerry’s face. Ouch.
LOS ANGELES — Edna Anderson-Owens, the longtime assistant to Motown founder Berry Gordy, has died. She was 76.
Apple may have taken the first step to phasing out the iPod.
She “discovered” actress Lauren Bacall, recognized the bikini as “the most important thing since the atom bomb,” advised Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on matters of style and helped women navigate nearly 40 years of change in the 20th century by giving them a powerful point of view in her magazine pages.
Emilia Clarke wasn’t even born when “The Terminator” came out in 1984. Nor, for that matter, was Jai Courtney. Jason Clarke was a 15-year-old high schooler in Australia, a world away from Hollywood but the ideal age to have his mind blown by director James Cameron’s story of a murderous cyborg from the future.
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ATLANTA — Warrants allege that rapper Rick Ross assaulted a man inside a guesthouse at his Georgia estate earlier this month, chipped the man’s teeth with a handgun and injured his jaw so badly that he was “restricted to soft foods and liquid diet.”
James Horner, an Oscar-winning film composer who wrote the music for the two highest-grossing movies in history, “Avatar” and “Titanic,” and whose score from “Titanic” became the top-selling movie soundtrack of all time, died June 22 when his single-engine airplane crashed in Southern California. He was 61.
Taylor Swift may currently be basking in the glory of being the artist who took on Apple and won, but to a group of photographers, she’s nothing but a hypocrite.