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Jerry Lee Lewis Bandmate Shot Dead

Jerry Lee Lewis Bandmate B.B. Cunningham Jr. Shot Dead

Originally posted 10/15/2012 07:30AM

Keyboardist and singer B.B. Cunningham Jr., a longtime member of Jerry Lee Lewis's band, was found dead after a shootout in Memphis early Sunday, say police.

Cunningham, 70, had been working as a security guard when he went to investigate a gunshot at an apartment complex building, reports Memphis's Commercial Appeal. Also found dead was an unidentified 16-year-old boy, says the newspaper.

"He'd take care of the old people and the Spanish kids," said Byny Garcia, who lives across from where the shooting took place and described the violence in the neighborhood as common.

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Jerry Lee Lewis Marries His Cousin's Ex | Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis Marries His Cousin's Ex

Originally posted 03/30/2012 10:30AM

Goodness gracious, Jerry Lee Lewis has gotten married again!

The rock 'n' roll legend, 76, tied the knot for the seventh time earlier this month, to a woman named Judith Brown, his rep tells CNN.

Brown is the ex-wife of Lewis's second cousin Rusty Brown, whose sister, Myra Gale Brown, was Lewis's third wife. Their wedding in 1957 – Myra was just 13 at the time – caused a scandal that helped derail Lewis's then high-flying career.

Lewis, best known for his rollicking 1957 hits "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," was divorced in 2004 from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver, after 20 years of marriage.

– Tim Nudd

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Natalie Portman Teams with Matrix Creators | Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Teams with Matrix Creators

Originally posted 01/05/2005 09:00AM

CAST: Closer Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman is in final discussions to star in a new film by producer Joel Silver and Matrix filmmakers the Wachowski brothers, "V Is for Vendetta," based on Alan Moore's graphic WWII novel, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Wachowskis will produce and write the script, which will be directed by their longtime first assistant director James McTeigue. Meantime, Portman celebrates the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith by appearing on the latest cover of Vanity Fair, alongside her costars and creator George Lucas. ... On the small screen, American Pie star Alyson Hannigan is set to join Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ed O'Neill on ABC's upcoming comedy series In the Game, set on a TV sports show. Hannigan, who costarred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will play Hewitt's character's best friend.

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Jerry Lee Lewis Out of Doghouse

Originally posted 02/15/1999 12:00AM

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