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Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for human frailties such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

Lee was declared dead at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee.

As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even the philosophy.

Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many of his characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men went on to become stars of blockbuster films.

"Captain America" ​​star Chris Evans mourned the loss on Twitter: For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior !! "

Recent projects Lee helped make Avengers: Infinity War, "Black Panther" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" such TV series as "The Shield of Agents" and "Daredevil." Lee was recognized for his fans – he had cameos in Marvel films and TV projects – his hair gray and his glasses slightly tinted.

"I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life … I think of them as fairy tales for grown-ups," he told The Associated Press in a 2006 interview. "We all grew up with giants and ogres and witches. Well, you get a very old to read fairy tales but I do not think you ever outgrow your love for those kind of things, things that are bigger than life and magical and very imaginative. "

By some accounts, he came up with a new comic book every day for 10 years.

"I wrote so many I do not even know. I wrote either hundred or thousands of them," he told the AP in 2006.

He hit his stride in the 1960s when he brought the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man and many others to life.

"It was like there was something in the air. I could not do anything wrong," he recalled.

His heroes, meanwhile, were a far cry from virtuous do-gooders such as rival DC Comics' Superman.

The Fantastic Four fought with each other. Spider-Man was goaded into superhero work by his alter ego, Peter Parker, who suffered from unrequited crushes, money problems and dandruff. The Silver Surfer, an alien doomed to wander Earth's atmosphere, waxed about the woeful nature of man. The Hulk was marked by self-loathing. Daredevil was blind and Iron Man had a weak heart.

"The beauty of Stan Lee's characters is that they were characters first and superheroes next," Jeff Kline, executive producer of the "Men in Black" animated television series, told The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, in 1998.

Lee scripted most of Marvel's superhero comics himself during the '60s, including the Avengers and the X-Men, two of the most enduring. In 1972, he became Marvel's publisher and editorial director; Four years later, 72 million copies of Spider-Man were sold.

Lee is survived by his daughter, Joanie, and a younger brother who also worked in comics, Larry Lieber.

– The Canadian Press


ORIGINAL: 11 a.m.

Multiple reports indicate that legendary writer, director, and publisher Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

Lee, co-created some of the Marvel Comics' most popular and enduring superheroes, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning in Los Angeles according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Lee, who made a name for himself in the film business, was always credited with creating iconic characters, such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four .

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Miley Cyrus has been left "completely devastated" after raging wildfires in Malibu, Calif., Destroyed her home.

The 25-year-old singer took to Twitter on Sunday night to tell her fans that she's comforted to come with her loyalist Liam Hemsworth and the couple's pets are all safe .

"I'm one of the lucky ones." My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it safely & that's all that matters right now, "she tweeted.

Miley continued her message by urging others to donate time or money to the attempts to get the blaze under control.

"My house no longer stands but I love you all I have left … love so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA the sheriff's department! … I love you more than ever , "she concluded.

Miley is just one of the stars to have lost her home in the wildfires. Robin Thicke's pad was also destroyed, with his pregnant partner April Love Geary sharing a space of a space where the property once stood on her Instagram, writing: "Our house is gone."

At the same time, Gerard Butler shared a snap of the charred remains of his Malibu mansion on Instagram, writing: "Heartbreaking time across California. @LosAngelesFireDepartment. "

Neil Young's house was also destroyed, while stars including Will Smith, Kim Kardashian and Martin Sheen all had to evacuate as the blaze threatened to engulf their properties.


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Jamie Foxx has urged people to "look for the good" in others in this "crazy" world.

The 50-year-old actor attended the New York premiere of his new movie Robin Hood on Sunday night, while his family were staying in a hotel in the wildfires tearing through areas such as Malibu and Calabasas .

The blazes are just the latest in a string of disasters to hit America, with a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill last week claiming the lives of 12 people.

And reflecting on these tumultuous times, Jamie admitted he's doing his best to look for the positive, rather than get dragged down by negativity.

Speaking about the fires, Jamie told Entertainment Tonight: "We were all affected (in California) We were to evacuate, so they were safe but But at least 25 people lost their lives, a lot of people are hurting in my neighborhood, and of course, you know, the shootings.

I'm not talking about the people in love, just for pray for the people everybody in California People are losing their whole existence We were fortunate enough to be able to move but a god of bless all. "

Jamie stars alongside Taron Egerton and Jamie Dornan in Robin Hood, in which he takes on the role of Little John. While the film is set in Medieval England, Jamie's character has an American accent, and he looked to some unusual inspirations for the lilts in his tone.

"We tried to do this with a sort of suspension of reality, so we all sort of put our own spin on. So everybody had a different vernacular," he explained. "I basically patterned my voice pattern after Malcolm X, when Denzel (Washington) went to jail.Every time I would do a line I would go to think back (to that actor) … and a little bit of Anthony Hopkins . "

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Stars honored firefighters and members of the armed forces as they hit the stage for the 44th annual People's Choice Awards on Sunday.

Held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., The annual ceremony was filled with heartfelt moments as guests had the Veterans Day holiday and California's ongoing wildfires on their minds.

The ceremony kicked off with a performance from Nicki Minaj, who was joined by Tyga for Dip. The Super Bass hitmaker later admitted the female artist, when she referenced Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan, noting, "He's going to be taking this (dress) off of me tonight!"

The hip hop sensation also went away with Album of the Year for Queen.

Accepting the night's first award for Comedic Movie, Mila Kunis took time to acknowledge the firefighters who have been fighting the deadly wildfires throughout California.

"We're in a state of emergency," she said. "You know, I have this opportunity and I want to say if you can take a minute to donate to the LASD (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) Foundation it will be really, really great."

As Terry Crews and Betty Gilpin presented the award for Country Artist, they showed a similar sentiment, those who lost their lives in the disaster, which began on Thursday. The two encouraged viewers to donate to the Red Cross.

Then, in his acceptance speech, winner Blake Shelton honored his late father, a veteran.

Victoria Beckham also had those working to contain the blaze on her mind as she accepted The Fashion Icon Award.

She also described her personal journey from a member of the Spice Girls to a fashion empire.

"If you really, really put your head down and you focus and you believe in yourself, what you can achieve is incredible," she told the crowd. "Many years ago I started with girl power and now that message is still strong as ever."

She ended with a message for women who have faced struggle, telling them, "If you've ever been doubted, this award tonight is for all of us."

And Scarlett Johansson also took the time to thank the female as she was awarded Female Movie Star, noting that "they put their lives on the line so we do not have to".

Kim Kardashian, who was among the celebrities forced to evacuate their homes due to wildfire threatening Malibu, Calabasas and Hidden Hills, among other California towns and cities, also accepted an emotional speech in the disaster as she accepted the reality show of 2018 for Keeping Up with the Kardashians with her sisters and mum Kris Jenner.

"We can not face devastation alone," she said as she urged fans to donate to relief efforts. "We must continue to reach out and help each other."


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Gerard Butler has become the latest celebrity to lose his home to the California wildfires.

The 300 star took to his Instagram Story on the way to show off the ruins of his destroyed property.

He posted two videos and could be heard stating: "Welcome to my home in Malibu" in one.

He also took to the Instagram to salute the bravest of firefighters in the blaze, writing: "Heartbreaking time across California, Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. "

He also added a link to donate to those impacted by the Woolsey fire that was raging since Thursday.

Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille was also hit hard on the Saturday night, hours after the singer Robin Thicke confirmed he had lost his Malibu pad.

The reality TV star posted an aerial view of her home in flames on Instagram and wrote: "Sadly my house could not be saved.The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items from my home.I thanked the fire captain and his team of firemen for all of their hard work.

"He took the time to explain what happened and I'm so grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home Sadly we lost our home but thankfully our house is safe. drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations.

"I'm grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. Thank you all for caring."

Reports suggest over 180 homes have been lost in the Woolsey fire, which is still threatening many properties in Agoura, Topanga, Hidden Hills, West Hills, Calabasas, and Malibu, which has been under mandatory evacuation since Friday.

More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major California blazes, which began late last week.

Reports on Friday suggested Caitlyn Jenner had lost her home over Malibu, but sources now tell The Blast the place was damaged but not destroyed. Jenner, who assured fans and followers that she and her dogs were OK on Friday, has got a house to go back.

Caitlyn's stepdaughters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are among those who have been evacuated, alongside Lady Gaga, who posted a video of herself and her team packing up cars and fleeing on social media.

"Sending my prayers to everyone today," the Poker Face singer later wrote. "I'm thinking so deeply for everybody who are suffering today from this abominable fires & grieving for the loss of their homes or loved ones I'm sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames.

Thank you to the fire fighters, police, first and emergency responders for doing you and you are the true love of you all I love you and god bless you all the firefighters and first You are your life for us, and I'm so humbled by your bravery "

The fire has burned through over 83,000 acres and is currently only 10 per cent contained.


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The Spice Girls have added five more dates to their reunion tour.

Tickets for the girl group's long-awaited six-date U.K. stadium tour went on sale on Saturday, but quickly sold out.

The tour, announced on Monday by bandmates Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton, originally set to kick off at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on June 1, however the group has added two more dates to the same location, now starting their tour on May 29.

They've also added another date at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, as well as two more at London's Wembley Stadium.

Mel C took to social media to thank fans for their overwhelming support.

"I know you've been bombarded with promo stuff lately but I'm just wanted to say I'm completely overwhelmed with the response to our tour," she tweeted. "Wow! I did not expect that it's going to be AMAZING !! Thank you so much!"

"Thanks to all our lovely fans that have come out in full force today.Amazing @spicegirls #gratitude," Geri shared on Instagram.

Emma posted a boomerang clip of the foursome celebrating, and wrote: "Wow, what a day !!!! Thank you, we love you! #Bestfansintheworld #happytears."

Meanwhile, Mel B was in her kitchen at her home in the U.K. partying with her daughters and mum.

"Omg I'm beside myself Yipppeee come on !!!! right now we are celebrating me my kids Phoenix and Angel about @spicegirls tour ticket sales that (have) ALL sold out," she wrote. "wowwoweza spice fans are the best thanks home thank made Sunday roast boom can not beat it (sic)."

Original Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has opted out of the new shows.


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Jennifer Garner stepped out for the first time with her new boyfriend, John Miller.

The couple attended a performance of the musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, but actively avoided being photographed together.

However, the lovebirds were snapped in a limo leaving the theater.

The mother-of-three was first linked to John in October, after a source told Entertainment Today that Love, Simon actress had been dating him a few months. Jennifer, 46, and John, the CEO of holding company CaliGroup, reportedly hit it off after meeting through mutual friends, and have been on many dates.

The date night comes days after Jennifer's divorce from Ben Affleck was finalized.

The last couple of the final documents to a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge last week, and now the actors are single again, after a judge signed off on the divorce on Wednesday.

According to the documents, Ben and Jennifer will share the joint custody of their children, Seraphina, Violet and Samuel, and they have also agreed to meet with a co-parenting therapist on a monthly basis for a minimum of six months.

The pair did not have a prenuptial agreement, but agreed upon a property split.

According to U.K. The The Mirror, Ben has checked back into rehab in an effort to fight his alcoholism, and told friends and family he believes he needs "many more months of treatment to stay sober".

The Justice League star recently completed 40 days at an addiction clinic, and has now checked back in and will stay at the rehab center.

A rep for the star has yet to comment on the report.


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Kim Kardashian has reportedly given husband Kanye West an ultimatum – stop the outbursts or no more children.

The Gold Digger star has caused his frequent rambling interviews, including a recent meeting at The White House, during which he hugged President Donald Trump and told journalists that he "loved" the former Celebrity Apprentice host.

The incidents have allegedly left the realty of the feeling, and the mother of three has now found a way to put her foot down.

"She's repeatedly tried to convince him to be more careful of what he says in public, which he's failed to do, so now she's using his eagerness to have more kids as a bargaining tool," a source told The Closer magazine. "Kim told him that there's no way she's going to think about having more children until he starts taking his feelings into consideration and realising the consequences of his words and actions" and it seems this time he's actually listened to her. "

The 38-year-old girl who has been "harassing" her to have more children, and during a visit to Uganda in October, the Yeezy designer, 41, confided to President Yoweri Museveni that he wanted "seven children."

"Kim's open to the idea of ​​another baby and has told her a family and friends she'd quite like a fourth child – but she's only go ahead when she's sure Kanye has properly reined in her behavior," the source continued.

And it looks like Kim, who has children North, Saint and Chicago, born via a surrogate, with Kanye, may days after his cringeworthy Oval office appearance, Kanye tweeted he was "distancing himself from politics and full focusing on being creative ", and alleged he'd been" used to spread messages I do not believe in ".

"After his public vow to steer clear of politics, she was still getting back in touch with the surrogate mother who carried Chicago last year," added the source, explaining that Kim would love another baby to bring her and Kanye closer together.


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You're a mean one – and you're number one – Mr. Grinch.

"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" made $ 66 million for Universal Pictures to the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Last week's top film, The Bohemian Rhapsody, drops to second for 20th Century Fox with a $ 30.8 million weekend that brings its total take to $ 100 million.

"Minions" makers Illumination produced the latest interpretation of "The Grinch," with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The film was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it brought in closer to $ 60 million.

Paramount Pictures' war-horror hybrid "Overlord" was third with $ 19 million.


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Robin Thicke's home has been destroyed in the California wildfires.

Robin's pregnant girlfriend April love gary took her to the Instagram Story on Saturday to share the devastating news that their luxury Malibu property was burned to the ground by the spreading Woolsey Canyon fire.

The 23-year-old, who shares daughter Mia, with eight months, with Robin, uploaded a photo of the front gate of the now-destroyed home.

"Our house is gone," she wrote.

Robin, 41, was later shared a heartbreaking snap of his son Julian, from his marriage to ex-wife Paula Patton, sitting on the sand with the debris around him.

"Contemplating our next move," the singer wrote.

On Friday, Robin shared on Instagram that he and his family had forced to evacuate their home.

"Family is safe! Praying for everyone out here!" he wrote.

He then posted a terrifying photo of a giant cloud of smoke near their Malibu mansion, and captioned the shot: "Our home is just to the left! Praying."

Lots of other celebrities have also been directly affected by the wildfires, which erupted in Ventura County on Thursday.

Liam Payne took to Twitter to reveal his devastation that his home in Malibu would be destroyed.

"My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires please stay safe and do not take unnecessary risks," the former One Direction star wrote. "I think I'm about to lose my house and its memories, even worse tragically people have died … Thoughts and prayers with everyone It's been a tough day let's hope it gets better."

Kourtney Kardashian took her Instagram Story to share that street that she lives on in Calabasas was on fire only meters away from her home.

"This is so devastating and crazy.I keep praying for all of those affected and those fighting this fire for us. God bless you," she said.

Jessica Simpson said on Instagram that she and her family – including husband Eric Johnson, daughter Maxwell and son Ace – were evacuated from their home.

"Praying for everyone in California affected by these terrible fires," the pregnant singer wrote. "We have been evacuated for almost 48hrs now and need the angels to keep around our home.

At least 25 people have died and more than 250,000 people evacuated as destructive wildfires rip through north and south California.


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Kate Upton has given birth to a baby girl.

The model and actress got her first wedding anniversary with her husband Justin Verlander.

"Genevieve Upton Verlander 11.7.18," she captioned the sweet photo, revealing the newborn had arrived on Nov. 7.

Proud dad Justin also shared the same image on his Instagram page, and wrote: "Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander You stole my first heart I met you!" 11.7.2018. "

Kate and baseball player Justin, who pitches for the Houston Astros, announced their baby news in July via a social media post which showed off the 26-year-old's growing belly.

"#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander," she wrote alongside a picture of her posing in a stylish red suit.

The sportsman re-posted the same photo on his own Instagram and added a heartfelt message praising his wife.

"You're going to be the most amazing Mom !!" Justin, 35, wrote. "I can not wait to start this new journey with you! I'm so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much.

Genevieve is the first child for Kate and Justin, who married last November in a beautiful ceremony in Italy, shortly after the Astros won the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I got to marry my best friend," the star told Maxim in July. "He's an amazing man He's so supportive and focused and motivated, and he inspires me every day I'm so very lucky that he's my husband."


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Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato have fallen in love deeper since their son Noah battled cancer.

It was reported in November 2016 that Noah, who was then just three, had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

The youngster has since gone on to make a full recovery, and Michael says far from tearing his family apart, it has brought them closer together.

"I think Lu and I fell in love in a deeper way," he smiled to Hello! magazine. "When you hear all that horrible statistics, that 92 percent of parents get divorced and we did not love hearing that. "

As well as Noah, the couple has son Elias, two, and newborn daughter Vida, who they welcomed in July.

During Noah's cancer battle, Michael quit all work commitments to focus on his family, but he recently went back to music and will release new album Love later in November.

"It's a small way to reach out with my music and to maybe help some people get through their tribulations, the way they helped me get through mine," he said of the record. "And even though I will have no idea how much I can help them, they will have no idea how much they helped me.

"That outpouring of love, compassion, the prayers, the people in the street, the little bit would get through me and they would sometimes reinvigorate us on days that we did not know how to get through."

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