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    David Cassidy: 'He was my idol'

    There has been an outpouring of emotional tributes to the US singer and actor David Cassidy, the 1970s teen pop idol who died on Wednesday. At the height of his fame, he had a huge fan club - bigger than those of The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Here, you have been sharing your stories of your encounters with the former teen heartthrob. Special memories Sandra Burnham from Bristol: "From the moment I caught my first glimpse of David I was in love. "One of the best days of my teenage years was going to see him at the Empire Pool - now called Wembley Arena. Travelling from Bristol on the train with a friend, we arrived to a sea of screaming girls. I clearly remember the crush to get inside and being

  • CNN Money

    Disney's John Lasseter takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

    John Lasseter, one of the biggest names in animation, is taking a leave of absence from Disney following what he called "missteps." In an internal memo sent to Disney employees obtained by CNN, Lasseter, who is the chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation, said that he recently had "a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me." "It's never easy to face your missteps, but it's the only way to learn from them. As a result, I've been giving a lot of thought to the leader I am today compared to the mentor, advocate and champion I want to be. It's been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent,"

  • CNN Money

    CBS News and PBS fire Charlie Rose

    CBS News and PBS both said Tuesday that Charlie Rose's contracts with them had been terminated. An internal memo at CBS, which announced its move first, said the decision "followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior." On Monday The Washington Post published a 5,000-word story about alleged harassment by Rose, based on interviews with eight women who described "unwanted sexual advances." Rose said in a statement that he "deeply apologized" for what he admitted was "inappropriate behavior." After the initial Post story came out, other women came forward with additional allegations of sexual misconduct. By Tuesday morning, CBS executives determined that it

  • CNN Money

    DOJ's AT&T suit could freeze media deals

    At a time of rapid change and consolidation in the media industry, the Justice Department's lawsuit over the AT&T-Time Warner combination is likely to put a pause on media deals and raise questions about this DOJ's antitrust standards. "This pauses everything," Rich Greenfield, a media and technology analyst, told CNN. "Nobody knows the rules of the road." The DOJ filed suit Monday to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner on the grounds that AT&T's control of both distribution (DirecTV) and content (channels like CNN, TNT and HBO) would create competitive harm and hurt consumers. That argument is a departure from the DOJ's handling of non-competitive mergers dating back decades and could cause

  • CNN Money

    US charges Iranian man in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' hack

    The criminal investigation into last summer's hacking of HBO has nabbed a suspect. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's office in New York announced charges against an Iranian national who stands accused of hacking into the network's servers. The indictment of Behzad Mesri alleges that he stole proprietary data, including information about unreleased episodes of "Game of Thrones," and then sought to extort the company. Mesri has been charged by a grand jury with various counts of computer fraud, as well as wire fraud, interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, and aggravated identity theft, according to court paperwork. He allegedly stole scripts and plot summaries for "Game of Thrones,"

  • CNN

    Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish welcome baby

    (CNN)Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his third child. The comedian tweeted Tuesday that his wife, Eniko Parrish, had given birth to their son. "God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ," Hart tweeted. God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ....He is Healthy & already smiling.

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    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting

    Model Eniko Parrish and her husband, comedian Kevin Hart, have welcomed their first child, a boy. Hart tweeted about the birth of Kenzo Kash Hart on November 21. Hart has a son and a daughter from a previous marriage.