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Pop icon Elton John calls Pope Francis “wonderful”

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British musician Elton John described Pope Francis as “wonderful” in an interview on Sunday in which he said Jesus would support gay marriage.

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‘Loco-motion’ songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75

This undated image released by The O and M Company shows lyricist Gerry Goffin at the opening night of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," in New York. Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. Goffin, who married King in 1959 while both were in their teens, penned more than 50 top 40 hits, including "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees, "Crying in the Rain" by the Everly Brothers, “Some King of Wonderful” for the Drifters and "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee. The couple divorced in 1968 but Goffin kept writing hits, including "Savin' All My Love for You" for Whitney Houston. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Bruce Glikas)

Songwriter Gerry Goffin, co-author of hits ranging from dance classic “The Loco-Motion” to Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You,” has died, his ex-wife Carole King said Thursday. He was 75.

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‘Brady Brunch’ actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

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Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who played the housekeeper on “The Brady Bunch,” has died at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

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2 members of Japanese pop group AKB48 attacked

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Two members of the all-female Japanese pop group AKB48 and one staffer have been injured by a saw-wielding man at a fan event.

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Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist

This Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo provided by ABC shows, from left, featured guest co-host, attorney Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Gerald Schwartzbach, on "The View," during the career celebration all season featuring “The Year of Barbara,” a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABC’s “20/20." Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)

Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist.

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