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July 10, 2019

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There's a Patrick Swayze documentary that will air on the Paramount Network next month. Patrick Swayze was a great actor and by all accounts a down-to-earth, genuinely nice guy. It's a shame that he died so young.

The documentary I Am Patrick Swayze is scheduled to make its television debut on the Paramount Network on Aug. 18, what would have been the screen icon's 67th birthday.

The cable network said Tuesday it plans to broadcast Swayze's classic movies Ghost and Dirty Dancing in the hours before the documentary's premiere.

I Am Swayze will have its world premiere at the San Antonio Film Festival in Texas -- Swayze's home state -- on Aug. 2.

Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, the film features interviews with Swayze's friends, family and co-stars, including his wife, Lisa Niemi, brother Don Swayze, co-stars Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Kelly Lynch, Demi Moore, Lori Petty, Marshall R. Teague, director Roland Joffe, agent Nicole David, manager Kate Edwards, personal assistant Rosemary Hygate, stuntman Cliff McLaughlin and bodyguard Frank Whiteley.

Swayze was known for his hit movies The Outsiders, Youngblood, Red Dawn, Point Break, Next of Kin, Too Wong Foo and Road House, as well as TV's The Beast and North & South.

The actor died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Sept. 14, 2009. He was 57.

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Steve


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Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn dies at 88

Actor Rip Torn of the acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show has died, according to his representatives. He was 88.

Torn died Tuesday at his Lakeville, Conn., home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page at his side, a statement from his representatives said.

The cause of death was not released.

Though best known for playing Artie on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, a role for which he received six consecutive Emmy nominations and was awarded Best Supporting Actor in 1996, Torn's career spanned seven decades of comedic and dramatic performances.

In 1984, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Marsh Turner in Cross Creek.

In total, he was nominated for nine Emmy awards, receiving his first nod in 1985 for playing Lewis Slaton in The Atlanta Child Murders. His final nomination came in 2008 in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Don Geiss in the comedy TV show 30 Rock.

The Texan was also praised for his stage performances, having performed on Broadway 10 times. He made his stage debut on March 10, 1959, in Tennessee William's Sweet Bird of Youth with Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, whom he'd marry in 1963.

Torn was married three times and had six children.

Comedian Albert Brooks called Torn a "true original." "R.I.P., Rip Torn," Brooks said via Twitter. "He was so great in Defending Your Life. I'll miss you, Rip."

Comedian Tom Green, who directed Torn in Freddy Got Fingered, in which he also starred, said he was proud to have worked with and gotten to know "a true legend." "Rip was a class act," Green said. "He was an incredible actor. One of the Greats."

Lady Gaga to launch beauty line sold on Amazon

Grammy-winning singer Lady Gaga is launching her own beauty line.

The 33-year-old actress and recording artist shared plans Tuesday for Haus Laboratories, a new cosmetics brand that will be exclusively sold on Amazon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Haus Laboratories products will be available for pre-order July 15. Fox Business said the line will launch in September in the U.S., France, Germany and other countries.

Lady Gaga said in a statement on Twitter that experimenting with makeup gave her confidence when she was younger.

"When I was young, I never felt beautiful. And as I struggled to find a sense of both inner and outer beauty, I discovered the power of makeup," the star wrote. "It was then that I invented Lady Gaga. I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and seeing who I wanted to be."

"Sometimes beauty doesn't come naturally from within. But I'm so grateful that makeup inspired a bravery in me I didn't know I had," she said. "I've come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was just weird, but really, I was just Born This Way."

The "Shallow" singer also shared a promo video for her brand.

"The last thing the world needs is another beauty brand... but that's too bad," she says in the clip. "They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but at Haus Laboratories, we say beauty is how you see yourself. Your glam. Your expression. Your artistry. We want you to love yourself. Our house, your rules."

Lady Gaga's fashion and beauty choices have been a large part of her brand and image throughout her career. The singer wore four outfits and an exaggerated makeup look at the Met Gala in May.

LOOSE LIPS:

Best Bargain"So I go to the bathroom ... I flush it, and the water just builds. I am watching the water level rise ... I'm thinking to myself, 'What do I do?' Do I stick my hand in there? Do I say, 'Hey Khloe, don't tell Kim and Kourtney, but can you help me out over here?' Or do I just tell Kris, 'I think your toilet has got a problem?'" ... I just left it there."
--Ryan Seacrest, on his internal dilemma when the fancy toilet wouldn't flush during a visit to longtime pal Kris Jenner's Hidden Hills mansion, on Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Which 'Lion King' star kept his role a secret from his son?

Famous birthdays for July 10

Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer.

They include:
-- Protestant theologian John Calvin in 1509
-- Author/abolitionist Solomon Northup in 1808
-- Danish-French artist Camille Pissarro in 1830
-- Painter James Whistler in 1834
-- German brewer Adolphus Busch in 1839
-- Inventor Nikola Tesla in 1856
-- French novelist Marcel Proust in 1871
-- Educator Mary McLeod Bethune in 1875
-- TV news anchor/commentator David Brinkley in 1920
-- Social activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1921
-- Boxer Jake LaMotta in 1921
-- Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins in 1927 (age 92)
-- Author Alice Munro in 1931 (age 88)
-- Musician Ronnie James Dio in 1942
-- Tennis star Arthur Ashe in 1943
-- Actor Ron Glass in 1945
-- Actor Sue Lyon in 1946 (age 73)
-- Folksinger Arlo Guthrie in 1947 (age 72)
-- Actor Phyllis Smith in 1951 (age 68)
-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Andre Dawson in 1954 (age 65)
-- Actor Fiona Shaw in 1958 (age 61)
-- Football coach Urban Meyer in 1964 (age 55)
-- Country singer Gary Levox in 1970 (age 49)
-- Singer/TV personality Erika Jayne, born Erika Girardi, in 1971 (age 48)
-- Actor Sofia Vergara in 1972 (age 47)
-- Actor Adrian Grenier in 1976 (age 43)
-- Actor Jessica Simpson in 1980 (age 39)
-- Actor Isabela Moner in 2001 (age 18)

Mariah Carey says she was 'controlled' in her first marriage

Mariah Carey says she had "no freedom" during her first marriage.

The 49-year-old singer discussed her relationship with former Sony Music head Tommy Mottola in the August issue of Cosmopolitan.

Carey married Mottola, who is 20 years her senior, in June 1993. Carey had released her self-titled debut studio album in 1990 and was on the rise in her career.

"You might want to picture a child bride," she told the magazine. "There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner."

Carey and Mottola split in 1997 after four years of marriage. Mottola said in his 2013 book, Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, that his relationship with Carey was "absolutely wrong and inappropriate."

"[I'm] truly sorry for any discomfort or pain that all of my good intentions inevitably caused her, and most of all for the scars it left on my two oldest children," he wrote, referencing his kids from his first marriage.

Carey was married to actor Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2016 and is now dating Bryan Tanaka, both of whom are her junior. She addressed her rumored preference for younger men in the new interview.

"I haven't had that many, but there has been a variety pack," the star said. I've only been with five people in my life, so I'm kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field."

Carey last released the album Caution in November. The album includes the singles "With You" and "A No No."

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Which 'Lion King' star kept his role a secret from his son?

Donald Glover appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his role as Simba in Disney's upcoming remake of The Lion King and the future of his music career as Childish Gambino.

Glover, who appeared on the late night show on Tuesday dressed in a furry lion costume, said that his son is a big fan of the original Lion King and that he wanted to surprise him about his role in the film.

The actor's plan was to have his son discover that his father voices Simba while watching the remake. Glover explained how his secret was safe since his son doesn't watch television, however, he still somehow knew that Beyonce stars in the film.

"I was like 'How did you know that? But also daddy's in it. I'm in it too,'" Glover said about the conversation he had with his son.

"I'm just saying that Beyonce has people who haven't even seen television loving her. She's incredible," he joked.

The Lion King is set to arrive in theaters on July 19.

Glover, when asked if he was going to continue making music as Childish Gambino, said that he thinks he will still continue to do shows.

"I'm not quite sure," he said. "I love music, I really love making music."