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April 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM   |   Comments

Money needed to pay for Gandee funeral

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio, April 2 (UPI) -- Shain Gandee's cousin says a mud run is being organized in Ohio to pay for the late "Buckwild" star's funeral.

Gandee, 21, was found dead, along with his uncle and another man, in a truck in West Virginia Monday morning.

The cause of their deaths have not been officially determined, but the entertainment news website TMZ cited law-enforcement sources as saying they likely died of carbon-monoxide poisoning after the tail pipe of the truck was submerged in mud while they were inside.

The circumstances of the trio's deaths also remain under investigation, but the men reportedly were off-roading after a late night out a bar.

Gandee's cousin, Ashley, told TMZ she is setting up a memorial off-road trucking event in Proctorville, Ohio, to help pay for her relatives' funerals.

"I know the strain they are going through," Ashley said. "It's hard to provide a proper burial. It's already tough with the loss of family members ... expenses are tough as well."

The event, which costs $10 to enter, is to take place about 50 miles from Charleston, W.V., where Shain's MTV reality show "Buckwild" is filmed.


Leno, Fallon sing 'Tonight' song

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. talk-show hosts Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon joked about the future of "The Tonight Show" by singing a parody of a classic "West Side Story" song.

The duet, which aired on Monday's edition of Fallon's "Late Night," takes aim at the media speculation regarding Leno's much talked about, but-as-yet-unannounced retirement from "Tonight" next year and Fallon's apparent taking his place.

The video shows Fallon and Leno talking on the phone about the situation and agreeing they are "still friends" as they are hounded to comment on the rumors.

"In the news, all they do, is say I'm replacing you. They think I can woo the demo," Fallon sings.

"So the network says here's an idea, pack your bags, take a hike, NBC-ya," Leno replies.

"Tonight, tonight. Who's gonna host 'Tonight?' Is it gonna be Jimmy or Jay," Fallon adds. "Tonight, tonight. Where will they tape 'Tonight?' In New York? Or will it stay in L.A.?"

"Tonight, tonight. My ratings were all right; 20 years and I'm still in first place," Leno croons back. "Tonight, tonight. I've got Fox on the line, or maybe I could take over for Dave."


'Hobbit' tops DVD sales chart; 'Argo' is No. 1 rental

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- The fantasy flick "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced.

Coming in at No. 2 on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart for the week ending March 24 is "Les Miserables," followed by "Zero Dark Thirty" at No. 3, "Rise of the Guardians" at No. 4 and "Life of Pi" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are "Wreck-It Ralph" at No. 6, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at No. 7, "This is 40" at No. 8, "Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season" at No. 9 and "Red Dawn" at No. 10.

The No. 1 DVD and Blu-ray rental for the week ended March 23 is "Argo."

"Zero Dark Thirty" is No. 2, "Skyfall" is No. 3, "Rise of the Guardians" is No. 4, "Wreck-It Ralph" is No. 5, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" is No. 6, "Taken 2" is No. 7, "Playing For Keeps" is No. 8, "End of Watch" is No. 9 and "Flight" is No. 10.


HBO orders more 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- America's HBO cable network says it has ordered a fourth season of its popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones," to air next year.

EW.com said HBO didn't specify the number of episodes the season will have, but said it will likely be comprised of 10 episodes, as did the previous seasons.

Starring Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey, the show kicked off its third season Sunday night.

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