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Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, dies

In this Oct. 6, 1954 file photo, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas, center, and other media wait outside the Beverly Hills house of Marilyn Monroe, after reports that the movie star's marriage to baseball star Joe DiMaggio was breaking up. Thomas, the longtime Associated Press reporter who kept the world informed on the comings and goings of Hollywood's biggest stars, died of age-related illnesses Friday, March 14, 2014 at his Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. He was 92. AP

Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP’s bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92.

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey joins Disney board

This April 24, 2013 file photo shows Twitter co-Founder Jack Dorsey at a campaign fundraiser for Democratic Candidate for Public Advocate Reshma Saujani in New York. Disney is adding Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey to its board of directors. Walt Disney Co. says Dorsey is joining the board effective immediately. He will stand for election to a full term at the company’s annual meeting on March 18. AP/Mary Altaffer, FIle

US entertainment giant Walt Disney Company announced Monday that it tapped Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey to join its board of directors.

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Markki Stroem is on a roll

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STROEM. More comfortable in “darker,” unconventional fare.

Markki Stroem is playing Shane Gray in the stage version of Disney’s “Camp Rock,” which wraps up its run at Repertory Philippines tomorrow. But, the hunky Filipino-Norwegian runner-up of “Pilipinas Got Talent” swears he’s farthest from Joe Jonas’ singing, dancing and tweener-baiting alter ego. He quips, “This is my ‘happy’ side—but, I’m more comfortable in ‘darker,’ unconventional fare.”

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Early Walt Disney drawing up for auction in US

An original, autographed drawing by Walt Disney, believed to have been made about 1920 before he hit it big in the entertainment world, will go up for auction in Reno this week.

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Latest ‘Pirates’ movie tops billion-dollar mark—Disney

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses before a poster of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, where she is cast opposite Johnny Depp. AFP FILE PHOTO

The latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbuster has crossed the billion-dollar mark at the global box office, Disney said Tuesday — only the eighth movie in history to do so.

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