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James Avery Dies at 68

James Avery Dies at 68
Posted Thursday, January 2nd 2014 @ 9am

Actor James Avery, best known for playing “Uncle Phil” on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” passed away Tuesday night at age 68 because of complications from open heart surgery.  Avery had also appeared in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Closer,” and “The Jeffersons.”

Congratulations to “Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco!  She married her boyfriend Ryan Sweeting Tuesday night, New Years Eve, in a fire-and-ice themed wedding.  The two got engaged in September after dating just three months and were married in front of about 150 guests at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in California.  The 28 year old wore a pink Vera Wang gown.

Beyonce has been taking some heat this week from critics who think it is inappropriate that she used a brief audio clip of NASA announcing the “Challenger” space shuttle explosion at the beginning of one of her new songs.  Loved ones of those who died in the disaster in particular are throwing criticism her way.  Beyonce explained to ABC News that the clip was relevant to the song, and it was recorded “with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen.”

Socialite and fashion star Olivia Palermo is engaged!  The 27 year old’s model boyfriend, Johannes Huebl, announced their engagement on Wednesday in an Instagram video as they were vacationing in St. Barts.  The couple has been together since 2008.

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