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Titanic, Lord of the Rings actor Bernard Hill dead at 79

Actor Bernard Hill, who delivered a rousing cry before leading his people into battle in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and went down with the ship as the captain in Titanic, has died.

Tennis legend Becker discharged from bankruptcy court despite still owing creditors $50M US

German tennis legend Boris Becker was discharged from bankruptcy court in London after a judge found on Wednesday he had done "all that he reasonably could do" to repay creditors tens of millions of pounds.

Man arrested in England over death of ex-NHLer released on bail

A man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson, whose neck was cut by a skate during a game, was released on bail Wednesday.

Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Danny Masterson rape trial

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, were deadlocked following the month-long trial in which the Church of Scientology played a supporting role.

Prosecutors won't file charges against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday decided not to charge Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman he met through social media.

'He owes me nothing': Roman Polanski's victim asks judge to end case against director

Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim asked a judge Friday to end the 40-year-old case against the fugitive director, but there was no indication her plea would bring an end to the lengthy court saga.

Playboy model pleads no contest for Snapchat post of nude gymgoer

A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.

Conan O'Brien's jokes may have killed, but he stands accused of theft

What do Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument have in common? They're all subjects of punchlines Conan O'Brien is accused of ripping off — and that's no joke.

Isn't it moronic: Alanis Morissette's manager sad over 'stupid' theft

Alanis Morissette's former money manager was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for embezzling more than $7 million US from the Canadian singer and others.

Omar Abdel-Rahman, blind cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots, dies in U.S. prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman was a key spiritual leader for a generation of Islamic militants and became a symbol for radicals during two decades in American prisons.