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Jagger posts Facebook tribute to companion

by The Associated Press on March 19, 2014 10:40 AM

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger has posted a poignant tribute on Facebook to his late companion, L’Wren Scott, saying he is still struggling to understand her death and will never forget her.

The rocker, who canceled a concert in Australia to fly to New York in the wake of Scott’s death, said the couple had spent many wonderful years together and made a great life for themselves.

Calling Scott his “lover and best friend,” he paid tribute to her talent as a designer, and what he called her “great presence.” He ended his message by saying: “I will never forget her.”

Scott, a noted fashion designer, died on Monday of an apparent suicide.

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LOS ANGELES — Good ol’ Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going 3-D.

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios say “Peanuts” will hit theaters Nov. 6, 2015. It’s the first full-length computer-animated film based on the Charles Schulz comic strip that debuted in 1950.

Charlie Brown and Snoopy have updated looks in a trailer unveiled Tuesday. The teaser shows the beloved pair up to their old tricks, as Snoopy tries to steal the spotlight and Charlie Brown mutters his famous line “Good grief.”

The trailer doesn’t reveal whether the rest of the Peanuts crew will also be in the film. But it seems likely that the comic strip’s favorite siblings — sweet Linus and sassy Lucy — will also be in 3-D on the big screen.

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LOS ANGELES — A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West against the co-founder of YouTube over the posting of footage of their marriage proposal on another website.

Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan on Tuesday rejected a dismissal motion that contended the suit violated the free speech rights of tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate.

Kardashian and West sued Hurley in October after he posted the footage on his new video-sharing site MixBit. Hurley said the suit should be dismissed because he posted the video after seeing other online photos and congratulatory notes from celebrities.

The couple’s lawyers, however, say Hurley signed a confidentiality agreement saying he would not post video or images of the lavish engagement at San Francisco’s AT&T Park last year.

The proposal was filmed for Kardashian’s reality show.

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LOS ANGELES — The new “Star Wars” has an official timeline and one confirmed returning character: robot R2-D2.

Director J.J. Abrams will begin shooting in May on “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which is set three decades after 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday.

Speaking at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Portland, Ore., Iger said the movie would feature “some very familiar faces along with a trio of new, young leads.” Abrams has a penchant for secrecy, and Iger said R2-D2 was the only “official cast member” he would announce.

“Episode VII” is set for release in December 2015.

Iger also said Pixar plans a third “Cars” movie and a sequel to 2004’s “The Incredibles.”

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NEW YORK — “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie has gotten married, and she used the occasion to announce she’s expecting her first child.

Guthrie and Mike Feldman, a 45-year-old communications strategist, tied the knot Saturday near her hometown of Tucson, Ariz. It was there she told her guests she’s four months pregnant.

Guthrie’s on-air “Today” colleagues were among those on hand for the wedding ceremony.

The marriage-and-baby twofer was revealed to the rest of the world on Monday’s edition of “Today,” with Guthrie back in New York at the NBC morning show.

Beside her at the anchor desk, Matt Lauer reported that she was “a beautiful bride.”

Guthrie, 42, said she was happy to go public with her pregnancy, because “I can’t suck in this gut anymore.”

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