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    ‘This story will be on my tombstone’: Former retail worker recalls interaction with Robert Downey Jr.

    When Zakry Hayden was working at a high-end clothing store, "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr. came into the shop to buy Christmas gifts.

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    The Telegraph

    Girl who sparked online hate campaign ending in French teacher’s beheading 'never attended class’

    A schoolgirl who triggered an online hate campaign that ended in the grisly beheading of a French teacher has admitted to lying and spreading false claims about him, her lawyer said on Monday. The unnamed girl had claimed the teacher, Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by an Islamic extremist in the street in October last year, had asked Muslims to leave the class when he showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a debate on free speech and blasphemy. The cartoons had previously been published in the Charlie Hebdo magazine. The girl's father later filed a legal complaint and posted his allegations online. That prompted a social media hate campaign that ended an 18-year-old Chechen refugee tracking down Mr Paty in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. On Monday, a lawyer for the girl, who had a history of disciplinary problems, confirmed she in fact never attended the class and was away on sick leave at the time. "She lied because she felt trapped in a spiral because her classmates had asked her to be a spokesperson," her lawyer Mbeko Tabula told AFP confirming a report from the Parisien newspaper. She has since been charged with slander, while her father and another man, an Islamist preacher and campaigner, have been charged with "complicity in murder" over the killing. Mr Paty's murderer, who was shot dead by police shortly after the attack was in contact with someone in Syria who is a member of a jihadist group just before the murder, according to Le Parisien. A draft security law under discussion in French parliament plans to punish circulating information online about a state employee, when this could knowingly cause them harm, with prison.

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    Yahoo Celebrity

    George Clooney says meeting Amal instantly changed his mind about marriage: 'She took my breath away'

    George Clooney says no one was as surprised as he was when he married Amal in 2014.

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    The Wrap

    Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)

    A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we’ve lost this year Mike Fenton The “E.T.” and “Back to the Future” casting director died Jan. 1. He was 85 years old. Joan Micklin Silver The director known for acclaimed films “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey” died Jan. 1 due to vascular dementia. She was 85. Gerry Marsden Gerry Marsden, lead signer of the British pop band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died Jan. 3 after an infection of the heart. He was 78. Kerry Vincent “Food Network Challenge” judge and cake designing expert Kerry Vincent passed away Jan. 4. She was 75 years old. Tanya Roberts Former Bond Girl and star of “A View to Kill” and “That 70s Show” Tanya Roberts was confirmed dead Jan. 5 after initial misleading reports that she had passed away, then was still alive. Roberts died of a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs, and she was 65 years old. Siegfried Fischbacher The other half of legendary Las Vegas magic and animal act Siegfried & Roy died on Jan. 13 of pancreatic cancer, according to the Washington Post. He was 81. Angie Jakusz Cassandra Anne “Angie” Jakusz, a former contestant on “Survivor: Palau” who earned the nickname “No Fun Angie,” died on Jan. 8 after battling cancer. She was 40 years old. Joanne Rogers Acclaimed pianist and the widow to Fred Rogers, better known as beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, died on Jan. 14. She was 92. Peter Mark Richman The actor who appeared on series including “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Dynasty,” died on Jan. 14 at the age of 93. Sylvain Sylvain The guitarist who was a founding member of the pioneering rock group New York Dolls died on Jan. 13 following a battle with cancer. He was 69. Philip J. Smith The Tony Award winner who led Broadway’s Shubert Organization for decades died on Jan. 15 at age 89. His cause of death was complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein. Hilton Valentine The founding member of the band The Animals died on Jan. 29 at age 77. He helped bring the band to stardom with the hit “House of the Rising Sun.” Sophie Xeon The Grammy-nominated musician, producer, and DJ died on Jan. 30 at age 34 after an accidental fall in Greece. Allan Burns Burns co-created the hit television series “The Munsters” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and created animations for cartoon classics like “Rocky and Bullwinkle” and “Dudley Do-Right.” He died on Jan. 31 at age 85. Marc Wilmore The brother of Larry Wilmore and a writer “F is for Family,” “In Living Color,” and “The Simpsons” died on Jan. 31 at age 57 of complications from COVID. Jamie Tarses Tarses, the former ABC president who made history as the first woman to run a broadcast television network from 1996 to 1999, died on Feb. 1 at age 56 after suffering complications from a cardiac event last fall. Dustin Diamond The former child star, best known for his iconic role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on the sitcom “Saved By The Bell” died on Feb. 1 at age 44 from cancer. Read original story Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos) At TheWrap

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    Yahoo Life

    Sharon Stone stuns in black bustier ahead of her 63rd birthday: 'Va va voom'

    The actress, who turns 63 on March 10, soaks up the sun in her sultry shoot.

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    In The Know

    Chipotle customer sparks chaos with ‘dangerous’ burrito order: ‘Doesn’t even look edible’

    A TikTok user is going viral after ordering what might be Chipotle’s biggest burrito ever.

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