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Robert Pattinson: Revelling in the freedom of chaos

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ROBERT PATTINSON cut his teeth, as it were, on the “Twilight” series of vampire films. These days he’s deep into a very different sort of role, and trading questions-and-answers with Michelle Miller:  If you had to fall in love with a vampire, you could do worse than the one played …

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Americans still love Elvis 40 years after his death

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It was 40 years ago Wednesday that Elvis Presley, “the king of rock ‘n’ roll,” died at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42. And according to CBS News polling, Presley’s popularity is the strongest it’s ever been in a quarter of a century.  Forty-seven percent …

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Depp surprises kids at hospital as Jack Sparrow

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Patients at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, will never forget the name “Jack Sparrow.” That’s because Johnny Depp — the captain himself — paid them a surprise visit on Monday, dressed dread to toe as his character from “The Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise. “The charismatic character charmed …

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Jury reaches verdict in Taylor Swift groping trial

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DENVER — Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago. After a weeklong trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during …

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Mick Fleetwood reflects on 50 years of Fleetwood Mac

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NEW YORK — Over the past half-century, they’ve sold more than 100 million records. But Fleetwood Mac first came together one August afternoon in England in 1967 at Windsor Jazz Festival. Drummer Mick Fleetwood looks back at the band’s origins in his new book, “Love That Burns,” reports CBS News’ …

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Stars get political at Teen Choice Awards

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LOS ANGELES — The Teen Choice Awards hit a more serious note than usual, with the two-hour broadcast coming a day after the violence at a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stars got political at Sunday night’s ceremony, taking time to consider the world its young audience will …

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Susan Sarandon: "It's so liberating to play bad guys"

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“It’s so liberating to play bad guys,” said Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, known for her versatile performances over her five-decade career in movies like “Thelma and Louise,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “The Client.” She won an Oscar for her performance in “Dead Man Walking.” Sarandon guest stars …

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Jeremy Renner's surprising sideline

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Actor Jeremy Renner’s success was a long time in the making, as he tells our John Blackstone in a round of Questions-and-Answers:  In Jeremy Renner’s new movie, “Wind River,” it’s winter in the mountains of Wyoming … and there’s a body found in the snow. Jeremy Renner in the thriller …

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