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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Hollywood veteran Zack Ward shares wisdom and advice with students at Lake City

Ward, who played Scut Farkus in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” is in Coeur d’Alene for the Lake City Comicon on Saturday.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy …

UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

Civil War comes to life at Cheney reenactment

Saturday marked the start of the Washington Civil War Association annual reenactment. This year’s, hosted in Cheney, runs Saturday through Monday.

Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63

Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and …

Prolific voice actor and comedian Chuck McCann dies at 83

Actor and comedian Chuck McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83.

Actor and writer Tracy Letts ‘having the time of my life’

If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie – and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars – …

Reg E. Cathey, known for ‘House of Cards,’ dead at 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for “House of Cards” and “The Wire,” has died.

Jim Carrey says users should yank their Facebook accounts

Jim Carrey is encouraging Facebook users and investors to delete their account.

Actor Steve Reevis of ‘Fargo,’ ‘Dancing With Wolves’ dies

Actor Steve Reevis, who had supporting roles in the movies “Fargo” and “Last of the Dogmen,” has died. He was 55.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

‘Will & Grace’ star Sean Hayes reveals emergency surgery

“Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes says he was hospitalized earlier this month after his small intestine burst.

From heartache to big break for Coeur d’Alene actor

Bevers, 33, of Coeur d’Alene, lived in an emotional hell for several months after a life-changing split from his significant other last November. Deeply in love and unable to cope, …

How James Woods mistakenly announced his retirement in a real estate listing

James Woods still isn’t entirely sure how the end of his acting career came to be announced on Friday by a real estate reporter for a local newspaper in Rhode …

O.J. Simpson: ‘Nothing has changed’ during prison stint

O.J. Simpson says “nothing has changed” in his life during the nine years he spent behind bars.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business

A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, dies at 73

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was …

Tracy Morgan relishes post-crash chance to be ‘better man’

Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Spokane-born Clifton James, sheriff in two James Bond films, dies at 96

Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. …

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Richard Hatch dies at 71

Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” film and TV series, has died. He was 71.

Mike Connors, brawny star of ‘Mannix’ TV detective series, dies at 91

Mike Connors, a rugged actor who starred as the hard-nosed Joe Mannix in a popular TV detective series of the 1960s and 1970s that broke racial barriers in casting, died …

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt reach agreement in divorce

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family, the actors announced in …

Researchers find actor Benedict Cumberbatch related to Sherlock Holmes’ creator

Genealogy detectives have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the PBS television series, is distantly related to the author who created the iconic character …

Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies

Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …

Actor Alan Thicke of ‘Growing Pains’ dies at 69

Alan Thicke, an actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ‘80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.

Matthew McConaughey gives golf-cart ride home to students

Matthew McConaughey is making sure some college students at his alma mater get home all right, all right, all right.

Actor Anthony Michael Hall accused of attacking neighbor

“Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall is facing a charge of felony battery with serious bodily injury after he allegedly shoved a neighbor to the ground and broke his wrist, …

Ron Glass, co-star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ dead at 71

Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at …