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It's hard to read and report about all of these legendary artists that keep passing away. I just read that legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino has died at the age of 89.

Domino's daughter confirmed the singer and pianist's death to WWL-TV anchor Eric Paulsen and noted that he died peacefully at home surrounded by family.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office told TMZ that Domino died of natural causes with his body being released to a funeral home. No autopsy was performed.

Fats Domino, real name Antoine Domino Jr., is best known for songs such as "The Fat Man," "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That a Shame" and "I'm Walkin'" among many others.

Domino, who first got his start in the late 1940s as part of the band The Solid Senders, had a highly successful career selling over 65 million albums.

He was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and was inducted by Billy Joel. Domino was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

Domino was last seen regularly in the public eye in his hometown of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina where he helped raise money for relief efforts.

And if that wasn't bad enough, yesterday we lost Emmy-winning actor Robert Guillaume, of Soap, Benson, and The Lion King fame. More on that below...

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Steve


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'Benson' star Robert Guillaume dies at 89
Actor Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winning star of the ABC sitcom Benson, died at his home in California on Tuesday at the age of 89.

The actor's wife Donna Guillaume said he died while sleeping in his Los Angeles home following complications of prostate cancer, which he battled in recent years, CNN reported.

"He kinda went the way everyone wishes they could, surrounded by love and in his sleep," she said.

She added that her husband, a baritone, enjoyed making music as well as entertaining and making people laugh and treasured his role as Rafiki in Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King.

"He was a good father and a good husband. He was a great, great person," she said.

Guillaume was born Robert Peter Williams on Nov. 30, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo. and appeared in various musical theater acts before appearing on television.

He was most known for his role as the sardonic butler Benson DuBois in the sitcom Soap from 1977 to 1981 as well as the character's spin-off show Benson from 1979 to 1986.

Guillaume went on to star as Isaac Jaffe, the managing editor of a ESPN-style news program, in the Aaron Sorkin series Sports Night from 1998 to 2000.

He also made guest appearances on shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and appeared in films such as Lean on Me in 1989 and 2003's Big Fish.

Throughout his career Guillaume earned two Emmy Awards for portraying his roles in Soap and Benson, a Grammy for his narration on The Lion King Read Along and four N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards.

Guillaume is survived by his wife, three daughters, Patricia Carpenter and Melissa and Rachel Guillaume; one son, Kevin; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.


Ben Mendelsohn in talks to portray villain in 'Captain Marvel'
Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to portray the villain in Disney and Marvel's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel.

The actor who most recently appeared as one of the central villains in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is currently in negotiations to join Captain Marvel, reported Deadline.

Captain Marvel is set to star Brie Larson as the titular hero who gains superpowers after fusing with an alien alongside Samuel L. Jackson who will be reprising his Marvel role as Nick Fury, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, from directing duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with a script by Nicole Perlman, takes place in the '90s before the events of Iron Man which kicked off the Marvel cinematic universe in 2008.

It remains unclear who Mendelsohn could portray, however, Marvel previously announced that Captain Marvel would be taking on powerful alien race The Skrulls who are prominent figures in the Marvel comics.

Captain Marvel is set to arrive in theaters on March 8, 2019.


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"When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life. But, no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense."
--Kelly Clarkson, on one of the darkest periods in her career, to Attitude



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Billy Joel welcomes third daughter at age 68
Music superstar Billy Joel is a dad of three.

The 68-year-old singer's team announced on his website Monday that Joel's wife, Alexis, gave birth to a baby girl, Remy Anne, Sunday, Oct. 22 in New York.

"Alexis and Remy are doing well and everyone is thrilled," a statement reads.

Joel is also parent to 2-year-old daughter Della Rose with Alexis, and 31-year-old daughter Alexa Ray with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.

"Billy Joel and his 31-year-old daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, were both at Alexis' side as she gave birth at New York University Hospital in New York," the statement says.

Joel's rep confirmed the news Monday, telling People, "Sunday night, Billy and Alexis Joel welcomed Remy Anne into their family." The singer had casually announced Alexis' pregnancy this month while discussing daughter Della with the Belfast Telegraph.

"This one is pretty good," he said of the toddler. "She sleeps through the night. I hope the next one will."

Joel married Alexis, 35, in New York in July 2015 after several years of dating. The couple "surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of their family and close friends," according to Us Weekly.


Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in Michigan
Kid Rock clarified Tuesday on The Howard Stern Show that he will not be running for Senate in Michigan in 2018.

"[Expletive] no I'm not running for Senate. Are you [expletive] kidding me? Who [exlpetive] couldn't figure that out?" the rock star said to Stern.

Kid Rock went on to explain that running for office was "the worst advice that I ever gave myself, but it's been the most creative thing I've ever done," and that the entire campaign was a joke to help promote his upcoming album, Sweet Southern Sugar, which is set to release on Nov. 3.

Kid Rock said a fan once suggested he should run for Senate in Michigan. "Let's get some signs made ... We start going with it. Everyone gets their panties in a bunch. I have people who work for me, they're on the in, I'm like, '[expletive] no we're not doing it, but let's roll with it for a little while. This is awesome,'" he said of the fake campaign.

Kid Rock announced in July plans to run for Senate on Twitter alongside the release of a campaign website, kidrockforsenate.com. The 46-year-old, a self-declared conservative who endorsed Donald Trump, originally stated he was going to go up against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

"I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real... kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES," he tweeted at the time.

Kid Rock also announced on The Howard Stern Show a new, 2018 tour that will kick off Jan. 19 in Nashville before wrapping up March 24 in Las Vegas.


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Which actress has joined 'Madam Secretary' after her 'Grey's Anatomy' exit?

Grey's Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez will return to television on the CBS series Madam Secretary.

The 42-year-old actress confirmed in an Instagram post Tuesday that she will play Kat Sandoval in Season 4 of the political drama.

"Can't wait for you to meet Kat on Nov. 19! #KatSandoval @madamsecretarycbs #CBS," she captioned a photo of herself in character.

Entertainment Weekly reported Ramirez's character is "a brilliant political strategist" who rejoins the State Department at Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord's urging (Tea Leoni).

"We're very excited that Sara is joining the cast," series creator Barbara Hall said. "She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff."

Executive producer Lori McCreary added, "We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department team. From the moment she walked on set with her talent, intellect, and spirit, she became part of the family!"

Ramirez's casting follows news original cast member Bebe Neuwirth has left the show after more than three seasons as Nadine Tolliver.

"So grateful for my time @MadamSecretary - a wonderful show where I love the cast, crew, background artists #lifelongfriends," the 58-year-old actress tweeted Sunday.

Ramirez announced her departure from Grey's Anatomy in May 2016 after 12 seasons as Dr. Callie Torres. She is also known for voicing Queen Miranda on the animated Disney Chanel series Sofia the First.

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