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Lois De Banzie, Tony-nominated ‘Annie’ actress, dead at 90

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Lois De Banzie, a Tony-nominated actress best-known for the films “Annie” and “Sister Act,” has died. She was 90 years old.

Although her official cause of death has not been disclosed, the veteran performer’s family confirmed her death on April 3 in Greenbrae, Calif., via an obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Born May 4, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland, she got her big break in a 1957 episode of “Perry Mason,” launching a career that spanned decades and included appearance on stage, television and the big screen.

“Her most notable stage performance was in ‘Mornings at Seven,’ for which she received a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award nomination,” according to her obit. “Her wit and humor will be much missed.”

“Mornings at Sven” ran for 564 performances on Broadway in 1981 and co-starred stage legends Maureen O’Sullivan, Teresa Wright, Nancy Marchand and Elizabeth Wilson.

De Banzie also appeared on Broadway opposite Bernard Hughes in the comedy “Da,” which ran from 1978 through 1980, among other productions.

However, perhaps her most famous role was that of FLOTUS Eleanor Roosevelt in John Huston’s 1982 film adaptation of the hit musical.

In addition to appearing opposite superstars like Dustin Hoffman classics such as “Tootsie” and Clint Eastwood in “Sudden Impact,” De Banzie delivered a string of scene-stealing guest appearances on classic TV sitcoms and dramas including “Cheers,” “Taxi,” “Hill Street Blues,” “The Fugitive” Home Improvement” and “Who’s the Boss?”

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‘Indiana Jones’ making life ‘a living hell’ for Londoners

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‘Indiana Jones’ making life ‘a living hell’ for Londoners

Residents of Hackney, East London, are whipped-up in a frenzy over the filming of the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” series, “Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil.”

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Taylor Swift to release her ‘version’ of ‘Red’ album

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Jake Gyllenhaal might want to steer clear of social media today.

Two months after Taylor Swift’s rollout of her re-recording of “Fearless,” the singer, 31, announced a release date for another do-over.

Fans have speculated for months that she would surprise Swifties with a June 18 midnight drop of “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” However, she announced on Friday that 2012’s “Red” will be the next re-recorded album on her agenda.

But it’s not happening swiftly. Fans won’t be able to listen to the second iteration of the album until November 19.

“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken,” Swift wrote in the announcement. “It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of ‘Red’.”

Swift goes on to explain the initial meaning behind the album, alluding to her past breakups.

“Musically and lyrically, ‘Red’ resembled a heartbroken person,” she wrote. “It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”

She then concluded the announcement, stating there will be a total of 30 songs on the album, and the inclusion of fan-favorite “All Too Well,” but the extended and explicit version.

“Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on ‘Red’. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”

Following the massive success of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” fans began to theorize that she would announce — or hopefully release — “1989” based on the Easter eggs she kept teasing. Even with the Swifties’ sleuthing, Taylor was still able to throw her fans off enough to make her Friday announcement a genuine surprise.

Swift limited the comments on her Instagram post, but lovers of her music are still celebrating on other social media platforms. Jake Gyllenhaal has already started trending on Twitter in the wake of the collective excitement for the re-release of the extended and explicit version of “All Too Well,” which has been rumored to be about Gyllenhaal.

Fans were not only shading Gyllenhaal, but they began to call out Swift for the misleading clues.

One fan even connected that the day of her “Red (Taylor’s Version)” announcement also happens to be Scooter Braun’s birthday, which could be an intentional reference to the music mogul who drove Swift to re-record her first six albums.

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” will be out November 19.

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Fantasy football league loser eats at Waffle House for 24 hours

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The final score: 9 syrup-drenched waffles, 15 hours — and one bona fide viral sensation with a bellyache.

“Full of waffles but devoid of life,” Lee Sanderlin, 25, lamented on Twitter Friday morning after spending his day scarfing down the signature dish at his local Waffle House.

Why? A 24-hour eating marathon was his official punishment for coming in dead last in his fantasy football league.

The reporter for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi launched his temporary — albeit tummy-punishing — residency early Thursday evening, starting off with two tasty waffles. For each additional waffle eaten, an hour was shaved off his “24-hour sentence” inside the infamous Southern-Midwest restaurant chain.

In true modern journalistic fashion, Sanderlin live-tweeted his waffle eating journey — inspiring the social media masses to root for his eventual success, and accumulating hundreds of thousands of retweets, comments and “likes” in the process.

Despite puking his guts out and rallying halfway through the challenge, Sanderlin did, in fact, manage to down nine waffles to make his overall stay last only 15 hours instead of the intended 24.

“This was horrible and I recommend no one ever do this,” he admitted as he signed off Friday morning.

However, Sanderlin was not the first person to pull an all-nighter in the Southern staple. Another intrepid reporter in Arkansas participated in the same challenge as a losing punishment in his own fantasy football league just last year.

Meanwhile, after his daylong stay at the same Waffle House and the unimaginable amount of syrup vessels consumed, the latest participant in this challenge vows: “I’m never eating waffles again.”

After thanking the staff for “letting me hang out on a slow night,” Sanderlin stressed that “I tipped them well [so] don’t worry.”

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