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Last Update on August 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

AMY SCHUMER - GUN VIOLENCE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amy Schumer says she can't stop thinking about the two women shot to death during a screening of her movie "Trainwreck" in Louisiana. And the comedian is asking lawmakers to support a gun control bill sponsored by her cousin, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. Amy Schumer was in tears at times during a meeting with reporters at the Senator's office in New York yesterday. She says while many people think there's nothing that can be done to "stop crazy people from doing crazy things" -- they're wrong. She says she supports legislation that would improve what some believe is a flawed background check system.

<<CUT ..012 (08/04/15)>> 00:09 "is very possible"

006-w-33-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with Amy Schumer, comedian)--Senator Chuck Schumer has enlisted his suddenly more famous cousin for the cause of tighter gun laws. AP correspondent Warren Levinson reports. (4 Aug 2015)

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007-a-13-(Amy Schumer, comedian, at news conference)-"with such ease"-Comedian Amy Schumer says there's nothing radical about tightening the background check system. ((note "Chuck" in cut refers to her cousin, Senator Charles Schumer of New York)) (4 Aug 2015)

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011-a-12-(Amy Schumer, comedian, at news conference)-"I still am"-Comedian Amy Schumer says she takes the movie theater shooting last month in Lafayette, Louisiana personally. (4 Aug 2015)

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008-a-12-(Amy Schumer, comedian, at news conference)-"directed toward me"-Comedian Amy Schumer says she expects to hear from gun control opponents for taking a public stand. (4 Aug 2015)

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JEFFREY TAMBOR - CAITLYN JENNER

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Jeffrey Tambor says his transgender character in "Transparent" would love the attention Caitlyn Jenner is getting. Tambor notes his alter-ego Maura Pfefferman "loves a red carpet and loves a party" so he feels she would feel at home in the spotlight Bruce Jenner has had since revealing he identifies as a woman. Tambor made his comments during a chat with TV reporters and critics yesterday in Beverly Hills, California.

"Transparent" returns Dec. 4 on Amazon.

JACKIE CHAN - SON

BEIJING (AP) -- Jackie Chan says he's trying to work on rebuilding his relationship with his son -- now that Jaycee Chan has been released from prison on a drug charge. Chan says he feels life behind bars was good for his son because it helped him mature. But he also says he has learned about his own attitude by watching Will Smith's relationship with his son, Jaden. Chan says he noticed Smith helping his son regularly on the set -- and wondered why he was so stubborn in not trying to help his own son. Chan now says he'd like to work with Jaycee on a movie and an album.

DRAKE SPIFFS UP TORONTO RAPTORS UNIFORMS

TORONTO (AP) -- He can't take credit for the way they play. But if you think the Toronto Raptors look good this coming season -- Drake might take a bow. The rapper worked with the NBA team on a new set of unis to be worn as an alternate look starting this fall. He even modeled one of the new jerseys: a black and gold version of the traditional game day togs. Drake showed off the new jersey during the finale of his concert in Toronto. Drake is considered the team's "global ambassador."

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN - BURIAL

WESTFIELD, New Jersey (AP) -- Even as Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest yesterday authorities in Georgia continue to investigate the case. Her death a week ago Sunday is listed as a drowning. But authorities want to know if anyone had a role in her ending up unconscious in a bathtub at her home. Brown, who was just 22, was buried beside her mom, Whitney Houston. Outside the Westfield, New Jersey cemetery, people gathered to wave at the motorcade and hold up pictures.

BOX OFFICE ADJUSTMENT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's still the number one movie in the land. But it turns out "Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation" didn't do quite as well as first thought. The final totals shows it took in $55.5 million dollars, slightly less than the original Sunday's estimate. The weekend totals make the Tom Cruise movie the second-best opening in the "Mission" series since the second film in the franchise.


Entertainment History

August 05, 2015 07:05 GMT

On August fifth, 1957, "American Bandstand" with host Dick Clark debuted on ABC. The first act to appear was The Chordettes, who later had a hit with the song "Lollipop."

In 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36.

In 1966, The Beatles released their "Revolver" album in Britain. It was released in the U.S. four days later.

In 1967, Pink Floyd's first album, "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn," was released in the U.K.

In 1975, Stevie Wonder announced he had re-signed with Motown Records for $13 million. The contract wasn't actually signed until the following April.

In 1984, actor Richard Burton died at a hospital in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 58.

In 1990, Janet Jackson collapsed backstage during a concert in St. Louis after performing three songs.

In 1994, Bill Cosby was ordered to pay damages of 20 cents for assaulting a photographer, who had sued Cosby for $2 million.

In 2000, actor Alec Guinness died in southern England at the age of 86.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Loni Anderson is 70. Actress Erica Slezak ("One Life To Live") is 69. Singer Rick Derringer is 68. Singer Samantha Sang is 62. Actress Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch") is 59. Guitarist Pat Smear (Foo Fighters) is 56. Actress Tawny Kitaen (kih-TAYN') is 54. Country fiddler Mark O'Connor is 54. Actor Jonathan Silverman ("The Single Guy") is 49. Country singer Terri Clark is 47. Cellist Eicca Toppinen (EYE'-kah TAH'-pihn-nehn) of Apocalyptica is 40. Actor Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy") is 35. Actor Brendon Ryan Barrett ("Soul Man," "Durango Kids") is 29.

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