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Kwouk, karate-chopping manservant Cato in the ‘Pink Panther’ comedies, dies at 85 (+video)

Burt Kwouk, a British character actor indelibly remembered for his work in the “Pink Panther” films as Cato, the manservant who sprang comic traps on the bumbling detective Jacques Clouseau with karate chops and nunchaku skill, died May 24. He was 85.

Ka-pow! ‘Powerpuff Girls’ are back to save the world again (+video)

Sugar, spice and everything nice — and an accidental dash of “Chemical X.” These were the ingredients needed to create the beloved 1990s cartoon “The Powerpuff Girls.” Now, more than 15 years after its debut, the Cartoon Network has turned back to that formula for a new “Powerpuff Girls.”

A minister is changed by a force from outer space in the creepy ‘Preacher’ on AMC (+video)

“Preacher,” a knockabout, comical creep show based on the late-’90s Vertigo comic book of the same name, adds another genre series to the slate of AMC, already the home of “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Into the Badlands.” It’s too much to say that you can’t go wrong with the fantastical or supernatural these days, but it’s still a bet very much worth taking, and one that largely pays off here.

Alan Young, actor who played Willllburrrrr on ‘Mister Ed,’ dies at 96 (+video)

Alan Young, an Emmy Award-winning comic actor best remembered for playing Wilbur, the human sidekick and wonky owner of a talking palomino horse in the 1960s television sitcom “Mister Ed,” died May 19 at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 96.

All ‘Peanuts’ comics have been collected for the first time - here’s how it happened

Reading “Peanuts” has long been a patchwork endeavor. You read it in the newspaper, or in paperback collections, or in anniversary editions, but nowhere has existed a single bound set of the beloved comic strip’s entire collected catalog — even after the death of creator Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz in 2000 fanned a new wave of appreciation.

What happens when a deceased person’s Twitter account starts posting spam?

For about an hour on Thursday morning, the verified Twitter account of the late New York Times media columnist David Carr belonged to an apparent spambot. The account’s name changed to “Miranda Davis,” and “Miranda” tweeted, “I love role-playing games and sex.” The tweet shocked many of Carr’s hundreds of thousands of followers: Carr died in 2015.

‘I’d like to buy the world a Coke’: The story behind the famous ad; its author has died (+video)

Coca-Cola’s television ad featuring the infectious “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” and considered by many to be “the world’s most famous ad,” first took America by storm in 1971. Last May, it filled American homes once more as the finale scene in AMC’s long-running “Mad Men.” But, popular as the show was, Don Draper didn’t write that jingle. Its true author was Bill Backer, who died Friday in Warrenton, Va., at 89.

Carrie Fisher debuts new doc about her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at Cannes

CANNES, France - Not content with stealing the show at the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” press tour and last month’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Carrie Fisher’s French bulldog Gary Fisher took Cannes by storm on Saturday night, patiently posing for the paparazzi on the red carpet before the world premiere of “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” a documentary about his human mom and grandmother.

By getting into the news business, Facebook opened itself up to a new controversy (+video)

LOS ANGELES — To lure more users and advertising dollars, Facebook has increasingly assumed the role of a news organization by curating and publishing articles — and to great effect. Four in 10 U.S. adults now get their news from the social media giant.