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7:05 PM ET, December 22, 2014


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Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70  —  Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70.  —  The singer song-writer from Sheffield had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.
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DIES FROM LUNG CANCER  —  Joe Cocker — the gravely-voiced singer known for his version of “With a Little Help From My Friends” — died today after battling a lung cancer ... according to his agent.  —  Cocker was reportedly on his ranch in Colorado with his wife when he passed away.
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Joe Cocker, English Rock Singer, Is Dead at 70  —  Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop's most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and ‘70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” died on Monday at his home in Crawford, Colo. He was 70.
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Joe Cocker has died after a battle with lung cancer  —  Singer Joe Cocker has died aged 70, his management team has confirmed to ITV News.  —  Born John Robert Cocker on 20 May 1944 in Sheffield, he died today after a battle with lung cancer.  —  He lived in Sheffield until his early 20s.
Yorkshire Post:   Rock star Joe Cocker dead at 70
Bryce Corbett / Australian Women's Weekly:
Angelina Jolie tells: Marriage can be tough, but Brad Pitt is my rock  —  On the same day she was photographed in Sydney in heated discussion with her husband Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie told The Australian Women's Weekly that “marriage and kids can be hard work”.
Madeline Boardman / Us Weekly:
Angelina Jolie Calls Marriage to Brad Pitt “Hard Work”
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Tyga — Blac Chyna's a Bad Mom ... I Want Custody!  —  BLAC CHYNA'S A BAD MOM  —  I Want Custody!  —  12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Tyga thinks Blac Chyna is unfit to properly care for their child because she twerks and parties too much ... seriously.
Nancy Dillon / NY Daily News:
Bill Cosby accused of raping ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr.  —  EXCLUSIVE: Katherine McKee 65, told the Daily News that Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis.  She said she never told Davis about the alleged sexual assault.
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Sierra Marquina / Us Weekly:
Brandi Glanville Throws Shade at Tori Spelling: “What Goes Around Comes Around”  —  Ouch!  Brandi Glanville played the “Name Game” exclusively with Us Weekly and dissed everyone from Tori Spelling to her costars Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.  —  PHOTOS: Before they were Real Housewives
Iggy Azalea Afraid To Face Ex ... Fears Violence In Texas  —  Afraid To Face Ex ...  FEARS VIOLENCE IN TEXAS  —  12/22/2014 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Iggy Azalea is pleading with a judge to block her ex-BF's attempt to force her back to Texas ... because she says he's violent and she fears for her safety.
Kimberly Redmond / New Jersey Online:
Man dressed as elf charged with DWI  —  RIVERDALE - A man dressed as one of Santa's little helpers found himself in trouble Friday morning when Riverdale police allegedly discovered him drunkenly passed out in a car.  —  Around 3:30 a.m., Sgt. Pat Harden was dispatched to the parking lot …
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Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon / Us Weekly:
Harry Styles, Kristen Wiig Dirty Dance Together at SNL Afterparty: Watch! … Harry Styles and Kirsten Wiig killed it on the dance floor at the Saturday Night Live afterparty — even jumping up on a table top to dance to Dirty Dancing's ("I've Had) The Time of My Life!"  —  PHOTOS: Hollywood's funniest leading ladies
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Madeline Boardman / Us Weekly:
Phaedra Parks Confirms Apollo Nida Divorce Plans on Watch What Happens Live  —  Phaedra Parks is moving on.  The Real Housewives of Atlanta star confirmed on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday, Dec. 21, that she and her estranged, incarcerated husband Apollo Nida are ending their marriage.
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