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By United Press International   |   Dec. 3, 2011 at 4:06 AM

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ALAN SUES: Actor and comedian Alan Sues has died of an apparent heart attack at his West Hollywood home, his representatives said. He was 85.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed his Thursday death Friday.

The California native is best known as a cast member of the 1960s sketch comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." The ensemble included Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Among his other accomplishments were starring in Elia Kazan's "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway in 1953, and co-starring in the 1963 movie "Move Over, Darling" and 1964 film "The Americanization of Emily." His small-screen credits include appearances on "The Wild, Wild West," "The Twilight Zone," "The Brady Brides," "Punky Brewster" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

The Hollywood Reporter said Sues is survived by his sister-in-law, Yvonne.


QUEEN ELIZABETH: Queen Elizabeth of Britain's refusal to take her husband's family name caused a 10-year rift in her marriage to Prince Philip, an upcoming biography says.

Philip, who was given the title duke of Edinburgh when he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, used the name Mountbatten, an Anglicized version of his mother's German family name, Battenberg.

When his wife became queen, she insisted the royal family would remain the House of Windsor, the name her grandfather, King George V, adopted during World War I.

Vanity Fair reported Philip was so angry he engaged in what Prime Minister Harold MacMillan described in his diary as an "almost brutal" attitude over the name, The Daily Telegraph said. The queen changed her mind on the name in 1960 when she was pregnant with her third child, Andrew, duke of York, and another official said she was at one point in tears.

Bedell Smith's biography, "Elizabeth the Queen," is to be published in January.

In the eventual compromise, Elizabeth's descendants have the name Mountbatten-Windsor unless they are entitled to the designation "royal highness." Princess Anne used Mountbatten-Windsor when she signed the marriage register after her first wedding.

Bedell Smith suggests Philip's anger might have been a reason for the 10-year gap between the births of Anne and Andrew.


ADAM CAROLLA: U.S. comedian Adam Carolla called participants in the Occupy Wall Street protests "self-entitled monsters" during an interview with the Media Research Center.

"There's something that's come up in this country that didn't use to exist, which is envy. And it's a big issue," E! News quoted Carolla as saying.

"It was understood back in the day, and we are empowering, we're now dealing with the first wave of participation trophy, my own fecal matter doesn't stink, empowered, I feel so [expletive] good about myself, everyone's a winner, there's no losers, we're dealing with the first wave of those [expletive] assholes."

E! News said Carolla blamed baby boomers for spoiling their children by puffing up their egos and not expecting them to work for what they want.

"We've created a bunch of [expletive] self-entitled monsters," Carolla said. "'I want my Most Valuable Player trophy.' 'Well, you're the slowest, fattest guy on the team.' 'Why should he get one and I don't get one?' 'Because he busts his ass and he runs a 4.4 40. That's why he gets one.' 'Well, this is [expletive.]' And then everyone gets involved and everyone gives everyone a participation trophy and then everyone feels good about themselves but it's not based on anything. ... You should feel good about yourself because of your accomplishments. Not because somebody yelled at you to feel good about yourself."

Carolla is a popular television and radio personality known for his work on "The Man Show," "Crank Yankers" and "Love Line."


JOE JACKSON: GPA Entertainment says it plans to release in 2012 a documentary from the perspective of Joe Jackson, the father of late pop icon Michael Jackson.

The production company describes the feature-length film "Confessions of a Father" as "an exclusive documentary" compiled from hours of interviews conducted with the Jackson family patriarch over a two-year period.

The documentary covers the Jackson family history from the formation of the Jackson 5 through Michael's death and the recent trial and sentencing of his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, for involuntary manslaughter.

The film's release is set for theatrical release in 2012, as is the publication of "The Architect," Jackson's autobiography.

"For the first time, Joe Jackson lifts the veil and airs the dirty laundry, like it or not," documentary producer George Paige said in a statement. "If you think you know the Jackson history, think again."

Michael Jackson -- the brother of singers Jermaine, Randy, Tito, Jackie, Marlon, LaToya and Janet Jackson -- died June 25, 2009, at age 50. His personal physician was convicted of causing his death by administering lethal amounts of sedatives and anesthesia to help the insomniac entertainer sleep.

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