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Snapchat CEO's misogynistic emails to fraternity brothers revealed

Snapchat CEO's misogynistic emails to fraternity brothers revealed

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29 (UPI) --Emails have emerged from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford University revealing misogynistic, crude words from him and his frat brothers.
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Pharrell Williams announces European tour for next fall

Pharrell Williams announces European tour for next fall

MANCHESTER, England, May 22 (UPI) --Pharrell Williams is going on tour to promote his second studio album "G I R L."
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Andy Warhol works sell for $100 million at auction

Andy Warhol works sell for $100 million at auction

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) --Two Andy Warhol works sold at Christie's in New York for a combined $100 million.
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'Clueless' stars reunite for L.A. screening

'Clueless' stars reunite for L.A. screening

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) --'Clueless' reunion at the Los Angeles Film Festival included Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Elisa Donovan and director Amy Heckerling.
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Kate Upton channels Marilyn Monroe at 'The Other Woman' premiere

Kate Upton channels Marilyn Monroe at 'The Other Woman' premiere

April 3 (UPI) -- Kate Upton channeled screen siren Marilyn Monroe with a classic blonde hairdo and a white dress at her "The Other Woman" premiere.
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Cobain, Lennon, Presley, Monroe, and Tupac alive on tropical island: Dutch beer ad

Cobain, Lennon, Presley, Monroe, and Tupac alive on tropical island: Dutch beer ad

March 25 (UPI) -- Dead celebs Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, and Tupac hang out on a tropical island in a new ad from Dutch brewing company, Bavaria.
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Palm Springs saying goodbye to 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The hotel group that brought a 26-foot Marilyn Monroe to Palm Springs, Calif., said they will throw a going-away party for the New Jersey-bound statue.
Aaron Sorkin's rep denies he is dating Courtney Love

Aaron Sorkin's rep denies he is dating Courtney Love

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin's publicist denies the writer-producer is dating rocker Courtney Love, but the New York Post says they have been seeing each other for months.

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Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.

New York subway expansion to forgo use of sidewalk grates

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New York transportation officials said new expansion of the city's subway, set to debut in 2016, will not use the famed sidewalk grates for ventilation.

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Godmother of Burlesque, Dixie Evans, dies at 86

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Dixie Evans, known as the "Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" died in Las Vegas of natural causes, her biographer, Lynn Sally, said. She was 86.
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WAX2002111901 - WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Vernon Scott, who covered Hollywood for more than five decades for United Press International, died at the age of 79 on Nov. 18, 2002, following two cardiac arrests at a Los Angeles hospital. He is pictured here interviewing Marilyn Monroe in an undated file photo. rlw/FILE UPI
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Marilyn Monroe (pronounced /mɒnˈroʊ/ or /mənˈroʊ/, born Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959).

The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon as well as an eminent American sex symbol.

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in the Los Angeles County Hospital as Norma Jeane Mortenson (soon after changed to Baker), the third child born to Gladys Pearl Baker (née Monroe) (May 27, 1902 – March 11, 1984). Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Martin Edward Mortensen with his residence stated as "unknown". The name Mortenson is listed as her surname on the birth certificate, although Gladys immediately had it changed to Baker, the surname of her first husband and which she still used. Martin's surname was misspelled on the birth certificate leading to more confusion on who her actual father was. Gladys Baker had married a Martin E. Mortensen in 1924, but they had separated before Gladys' pregnancy. Several of Monroe's biographers suggest that Gladys Baker used his name to avoid the stigma of illegitimacy. Mortensen died at the age of 85, and Monroe's birth certificate, together with her parents' marriage and divorce documents, were discovered. The documents showed that Mortensen filed for divorce from Gladys on March 5, 1927, and it was finalized on October 15, 1928. Throughout her life, Marilyn Monroe denied that Mortensen was her father. She said that, when she was a child, she had been shown a photograph of a man that Gladys identified as her father, Charles Stanley Gifford. She remembered that he had a thin mustache and somewhat resembled Clark Gable, and that she had amused herself by pretending that Gable was her father.

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