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‘Laugh-In’ actor Alan Sues dies at age 85



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Laugh-In” actor Alan Sues, who was known for playing outlandish and effeminate characters on television, has died at age 85, a statement on his website said.

Sues died on Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, just outside of Los Angeles, his longtime friend, Michael Gregg Michaud, said on the site.


He had recently been in poor health, according to Michaud.

From 1968 to 1972, Sues was a recurring cast member on the NBC show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” playing an eccentric children’s host named Uncle Al the Kiddies’ Pal and an effeminate sportscaster called Big Al.

The California native was also known for his role as a clumsy and outrageously flamboyant Peter Pan on peanut butter commercials during the same time he starred in “Laugh-In.”

After “Laugh-In,” Sues performed on Broadway in the 1970s, as Professor Moriarty in the play “Sherlock Holmes.”

Sues is survived by two nieces and a nephew, according to his website.


(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Greg McCune)

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‘Tiger King’ star loses animal park to nemesis he tried to kill



The star of hit Netflix series "Tiger King" will have to hand over the ownership of his famous zoo to the nemesis he tried to have murdered, a court has ruled.

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is in jail after he was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January for the attempted murder of Carole Baskin.

His feud with Baskin, an animal sanctuary owner, captivated millions in the Netflix documentary that became a sensation when it was released in March as America went into coronavirus lockdown.

Baskin had for years accused Exotic of abusing the animals, including tigers, in his park.

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Fox reporter gets earful over looting question: ‘Your ancestors profited off me and that’s repercussions’



A reporter for Fox affiliate KTTV in Los Angeles got an earful from Santa Monica residents after he asked why protesters were so upset following the police killing of George Floyd.

After apparent looting in Santa Monica on Sunday, reporter Phil Shuman asked a bystander to explain the unrest.

"It's just collective anger," the man said.

"Collective anger at what?" Shuman wondered.

"You already know," the bystander replied. "At the injustices that's been happening. Look, cops are killing people. They are breaking the rules."

"Well, one cop is accused of killing one person," Shuman interrupted.

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Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns



British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.

In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.

"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."

The op-ed continued:

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