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Rainn Wilson, Morgan Spurlock and others tweet tributes to the late Ray Bradbury

With the news that Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday night at age 91, celebrity admiration has been rolling in on Twitter all day.

Not surprisingly, the Twitterverse is alive with those admiring him and his work–particularly his sci-fi brilliance and commitment to reading. Check out a round-up of Tweets below: READ FULL STORY

Forget the outdoors: Here's your guide to Memorial Day weekend marathons

This Memorial Day weekend, you could head to the beach, have a barbecue, and spend quality time with your loved ones…or you could stay glued to your couch and watch 72 consecutive hours of television. Given some of the marathons planned, we won’t judge anyone who chooses option B.

Here’s the best of what will air as we celebrate everyone’s favorite military-themed federal holiday. (Better luck next year, Veterans Day!) Whether you’re looking for classic flicks, absurdist comedy, garbage reality shows, or slightly less trashy reality shows, that miraculous box will have you covered. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

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AMC has your tickets to the gun show: Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend begins Friday and includes back-to-back showings of iconic war movies like Letters from Iwo Jima and Patton. You can catch both of those films tonight, provided you’re willing to stay up late; they air at 11 p.m. and 2:10 a.m., respectively. (5:30 a.m.-6 a.m.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday)

Travel back in time with Showtime’s The Tudors, which will air in its entirety on BBC America all day today and tomorrow. Watch your head. (6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday)

Still don’t know why your friends won’t stop gabbing about Camille Grammer at brunch? Figure it out by tuning into a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon on Bravo. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Feel like a kid again with several straight hours of Adventure Time on Cartoon Network; the ‘toon channel will also air another AT marathon tomorrow. (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)

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Remembering Donna Summer: Her life in film and television

Donna Summer was one of disco’s greatest chart divas. But the singer, who passed away Thursday at the age of 63, also made her presence felt on both the big and the small screen.


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A 21-year-old Summer appeared on the German TV series and sang the song “Black Power,” written by Peter Thomas.

Donna Summer: Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, and more celebs tweet reactions to her death

In the wake of the news that disco legend Donna Summer died this morning, a slew of celebrities have headed to Twitter to pen pithy tributes to the platinum recording artist. Read what celebs are tweeting below: READ FULL STORY

Reverend Run, Justin Timberlake, and more celebs tweet reactions to Adam Yauch's death

Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, died today after a long battle with cancer. As news of the 47-year-old’s untimely death spread, Yauch’s musical contemporaries and famous fans have taken to Twitter to post tributes and reactions to the news.

“R I P Adam… I’m devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!” – Reverend Run

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA” – Justin Timberlake READ FULL STORY

Carson Daly on Dick Clark: ‘We lost an icon today’

For a time, host and radio personality Carson Daly was touted as the next Dick Clark – an impressive comparison, and certainly one grounded in the fact that Daly’s long-running MTV record-request show Total Request Live was modeled closely after Clark’s American Bandstand.

And although New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly competed against Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for nine years, Clark was both a mentor and friend to Daly. In response to Clark’s passing today at the age of 82, Daly released a statement to EW, in remembrance of the broadcasting legend.

Read the full statement below.

“We lost an icon today. I will always cherish the personal time we had together. I am forever indebted to Dick Clark and his legacy. My heart goes out to his family.”

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Celebrities tweet tributes to the late Dick Clark

Ryan Seacrest, Mario Lopez, and other celebs tweet tributes to the late Dick Clark

Dick Clark died today of a heart attack, but the 82-year-old left a mark on the world of television and pop-culture that will never be forgotten. Millions of Americans of multiple generations grew up watching him on TV, in iconic programming such as American Bandstand, game shows, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes, and, of course, his New Year’s Eve show. Not surprisingly, the Twitterverse is alive with tributes from those who knew and admired him. We’ve featured a few of the tweets below, and you can check out all of the tributes from Clark’s famous friends on our Storify feed below.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.” — Ryan Seacrest

“Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!” — Joan Rivers

“Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what culturally phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP…” — Russell Simmons

“Just heard the news of Dick Clark… It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend. The word legend is thrown around a lot, but it’s never more appropriate than when used in describing Mr. Clark. He was a real inspiration & influence in my life. I will dearly miss my friend… Rest well DC….” — Mario Lopez

“Back in the 1960’s the pop culture catch-phrase was “Never trust anyone over 30″. Dick Clark was trustworthy all…” — Heart

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Newark mayor responds to high cost of Whitney Houston funeral. But what is the price of mourning?

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Whitney Houston’s death continues to generate headaches for New Jersey’s leading politicans. First, Governor Chris Christie was criticized for lowering the flags at state government buildings to half-staff to honor the late singer. Now, some Newark residents are unhappy that Whitney Houston’s February funeral cost the city more than $187,000 in police overtime. The figure equals roughly 5 percent of Newark’s annual police overtime budget ($4 million), reports CBS New York.

EW reached out to Newark mayor Cory Booker’s office, who said, though no formal complaint has been lodged, it’s incumbent upon him to exercise caution at such ceremonies. “As with any major event, and Ms. Houston’s funeral was an international event, our police department’s priority is to keep both citizens and visitors alike safe when they come to our city,” said Booker’s communication director Anne Torres.

Democratic councilwoman Mildred Crump agreed, telling CBS, “I was able to be witness to the thousands upon thousands of people who were desperate to attend [Houston’s] service but held back by barriers and officers of the law. If they had not been there someone may have been trampled, seriously hurt.”

Indeed, for such a large-scale event as Houston’s funeral, the costs (beyond what the celebrity’s estate covers*) quickly move from intangible — crowd control, safety, security — to tangible, life-threatening even. It’s hardly the first time a departed celebrity has cost a city some cash. READ FULL STORY

Watch '60 Minutes' co-host Morley Safer's tribute to Mike Wallace -- VIDEO

Former colleagues of 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace are sharing their memories of the famed late journalist, who passed away on Saturday night at 93. Longtime colleague Morley Safer, who has co-hosted the legendary news program with Wallace since the early ’70s, put together a video tribute to his deceased partner.

The video features dozens of clips of Wallace doing what he did best: interviewing the most notable names of the 20th century, including figures from the White House to Hollywood. Safer offers a glimpse into Wallace’s list of interview subjects: Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, the Reagans, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Vladimir Putin, Yasser Arafat, Johnny Carson, Carol Burnett, Barbra Streisand and Leonard Bernstein. Watch the CBS News tribute below: READ FULL STORY

Mike Wallace: Some of the '60 Minutes' journalist's great interviews

When Mike Wallace joined 60 Minutes at its inception in 1968, he was already 50 years old with a  large backlog of experience in broadcasting. In the subsequent years, Wallace was responsible for some of the most dogged interviewing on television, refusing to back down from anyone, whether it was a world leader or pop star in the hot seat, and amassing a small army of Emmy Awards. To honor the man and his legacy, here are a few of Wallace’s many great interviews with people who have shaped the world over the last half-century.

A (relatively) young Wallace interviews television pioneer and The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling for The Mike Wallace Interview, a series that ran from 1957 to 1960 and included in-depth sit-downs with everyone from Kirk Douglas to Eleanor Roosevelt.

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