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Killers Saxophonist Commits Suicide

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Tommy Marth of The Killers

A saxophonist for rock band The Killers has committed suicide.

Thomas "Tommy" Marth died after shooting himself in the head earlier this week at his Las Vegas home, a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner confirmed yesterday.

The 33-year-old musician played on the live tours with the "Mr. Brightside" hitmakers between 2008 and 2010 and performed on their albums Sam's Town and Day & Age. Paying tribute to their friend following his death on Monday, lead singer Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci posted a statement on The Killers' website which read, "Last night we lost our friend Thomas Marth. Our prayers are with his family. There's a light missing in Las Vegas tonight. Travel well, Tommy."


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Jennifer Hudson Attends Trial of William Balfour

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William Balfour murder trial

Jennifer Hudson did not hear the opening statements at the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. The Oscar-winning actress and singer attended the first day of the trial of William Balfour at the Cook County courtroom in Chicago today, but did not listen to the statement, court spokesperson Terry Sullivan confirmed. Her partner David Otunga, however, sat in the fourth row to hear the case.

Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder relating to the 2008 killings, with prosecutors claiming a gift of balloons sent to Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson threw him into a jealous rage, causing him to use a .45 caliber handgun to kill 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old Jason Hudson and Julia's son Julian King, whose body was found three days later. There are no known witnesses to the killing, and despite prosecutors claiming physical evidence of gunshot residue found on the wheel of his SUV, defense says it is circumstantial.

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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Marry

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Carey Mulligan and Marcus MumfordCarey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford have tied the knot.

The 26-year-old actress and the Mumford & Sons frontman exchanged vows inside a barn at Stream Farm in Bridgwater, Somerset, South West England, at a service conducted by the groom's vicar father John. Carey - who wore full-length ivory plain backless dress with V-straps, thought to be a Versace design - had eight bridesmaids, who wore turquoise knee-high prom dresses.

Among the 200 guests at the rustic-themed celebration were Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal and Colin Firth.

It had previously been claimed that Adele was to sing at the wedding reception. "Carey and Marcus are both huge fans of Adele and there will be millions of couples jealous that she is singing for them. Adele has always wanted to work with Mumford & Sons so when Marcus asked her to play at his wedding she said yes. Adele has not been able to perform much at all since her throat op so it's a rare gig. It was meant to be a secret but the couple were so excited they've let it slip," a source said.


DIck Clark dies of massive heart attack at 82

Dick Clark Dies

Dick Clark, the well-known television producer and host, has died. Clark suffered a massive heart attack after undergoing an outpatient procedure, and attempts at resuscitation failed.

Dick Clark's health has been on a steady decline since he suffered a stroke back in 2004, which led to him being forced to retire from his post as host of New Year's Rockin' Eve (which Ryan Seacrest took over two years later.)


Kim Kardashian is Dating Kanye West

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Kanye West and Kim KardashianKim Kardashian has reportedly dating Kanye West. The 31-year-old reality TV star has decided to embark on a romance with the 34-year-old rapper after growing close to him over a number of years.

News of the pair's fledgling relationship comes just hours after Kanye's new track "Theraflu" was revealed to contain lyrics in which he admits he "fell in love" with Kim while he was still dating Amber Rose.

"They've been friends for years. Kim is ready to give it a try now ... She's been hanging out with Kanye a lot," a source said.

The pair were spotted in New York on a date to the cinema to watch The Hunger Games on Wednesday night.

Earlier this year, model Amber accused the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star of having an affair with Kanye before they split in 2010 while Kim was seeing NFL player Reggie Bush. "She was sending pictures, and I was like, 'Kim, just stop. Don't be that person.' I thought at least she'd be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded. It's very important that us women stick together and we don't f**k each other over like that. But I want to thank her. Because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz, and I wouldn't be as happy as I am now," she said.


Kris Humphries Rejects $7 Million Settlement

Kris HumphriesKris Humphries has reportedly turned down a $7 million divorce settlement.

The basketball ace was left stunned when Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in October after just 72 days of marriage but he is said to be refusing to sign documents to legally end the marriage unless the socialite admits "the entire wedding was staged by her and her family."

"Kim's camp is depicting him as money-hungry, but in fact he turned down a $7 million settlement. Her camp is putting out stories about 'Kim's divorce hell' hoping he'll cave in, but he won't. Kris wants Kim to admit to fraud, to admit the whole thing was staged for publicity, to make a public apology to him because he really wanted a marriage," a source told The New York Post.

The 27-year-old sportsman is said to be angry at the way he believes Kim's friends have tried to portray him in the media. "They are trying to spin Kim as the victim, but Kris isn't going to stand for it," the source added.

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Britney Spears ‘Wants to End Conservatorship’

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears reportedly wants to end her conservatorship.

Control of the 30-year-old singer's affairs was placed in the hands of father Jamie Spears following her 2008 breakdown, and has remained that way every since. However, Britney apparently feels ready to step back into the driver's seat.

"Britney has said that she feels she is ready to resume control of her life. She has expressed this sentiment on multiple occasions, but her doctor believes that Britney isn't ready for the conservatorship to be lifted. She has come a very long way in the last 18 months especially but her team wants more time. She just wants to be able to call her own shots," a source said.

But the insider doesn't believe the "Hold It Against Me" hitmaker will get her own way any time soon, despite her engagement to former manager Jason Trawick and a possible X Facto deal: "It looks like it won't be ending anytime soon, but Britney feels that she is powerless to fight it. She has been on two wildly successful worldwide concert tours, has gotten engaged, and is now in talks to join a major television show, what more does she have to do to prove to people that she is ready to resume control of her life? Britney has been told Jamie's lawyers could petition the judge for the conservatorship to end later this year, and not anytime sooner."


Miley Cyrus Engaged to Liam Hemsworth?

Miley Cyrus and Liam HemsworthMiley Cyrus is rumored to be engaged to Liam Hemsworth after being spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding ring finger.

The 19-year-old former Hannah Montana star has posted a picture of her manicure on Twitter - revealing a big rock parked on her left hand in the process.

The couple - who have been dating on-and-off for three years since meeting on the set of The Last Song, and have a puppy called Ziggy together - also attended Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday night, where Miley was once again wearing the jewel.

While one source tells US Weekly the ring is not an engagement ring, a second insider insists a wedding is definitely in the pipeline. "They're still keeping it a big secret, but they're seriously talking marriage. Liam is crazy about her, though he hasn't proposed formally yet," an insider said.

And the news would reportedly be well received by Miley's parents Billy Ray and Tish. "The whole family loves him. They know Miley's no angel, but she's much calmer with him in her life," the source said. A rep for Miley was unavailable for comment.


Kim, Kourtney, Khloe Kardashian Hit With $5 Million Lawsuit

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Kim KardashianKim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have been hit with a $5 million lawsuit.

The sisters are among those named in a class action suit filed in Manhattan, New York by a group of disgruntled customers, who claim diet pills QuickTrim, which are endorsed by the Keeping up with the Kardashians stars, don't live up to their weight-loss claims.

"In reality, QuickTrim's main ingredient is a large dose of caffeine, which the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] has determined is not a safe or effective treatment for weight control," the lawsuit reads, according to the New York Post.

The group claim they would have not bought the products if they were aware of this. The federal court filing adds that QuickTrim is "marketed by the defendants as a clinically proven formula that will increase metabolism, curb appetite and promote weight loss." The lawsuit also claims that a number of advertisements for the QuickTrim weight-loss pills feature the Kardashian sisters in "in a bikini or other revealing attire."

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Jennifer Garner Names Son Samuel

Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner, pregnant with their sonJennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have named their newborn son Samuel.

The couple - who also have two daughters, six-year-old Violet and three-year-old Seraphina - welcomed their "healthy" third child on Monday in Santa Monica, California.

"We are happy to announce on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck," Ben wrote on his Facebook page.

The 39-year-old actress - who has been married to the 39-year-old star since June 2005 - recently revealed the pair's daughters had been thinking of possible Disney-related names to call their newborn child: "Our girls are working on names. At first they were definitely Disney. It was like, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse Affleck. And then they've moved on. Then it was Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Smee."

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