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Last Update on October 24, 2014 07:07 GMT

HILARY SWANK: DEATH BECOMES HER?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Hilary Swank says even her own mom wonders why it seems she never lives long enough in the movies to see the credits roll. The actress has starred in a number of films in which her character -- or someone close to her -- dies. Swank says it isn't like she asks her people to go out and find scripts in which she ends up dead. But she says she does ask her people to point her to roles in which there are stories about women who can show the world "real, meaty, courageous, brave snippets of life." Her latest movie is "You're Not You" -- in which she plays a former pianist suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Not trying to spoil anything -- but Swank says it she doesn't think it gives anything away to tell you that her character doesn't survive this one, either.

Hilary Swank says it's not like she goes looking for roles with people who end up dead.

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank says she's aware that death is often an element in her movies.

HALLE BERRY'S BRAS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Want to get your hands on some of Halle Berry's lingerie? You now have a chance -- now that she's reviving a line of underwear that has its origins in France. Berry is launching a collection of 10 bras and panties that will be sold at Target. They are born from the Scandale line -- which was started in 1932. Berry is an owner of the line -- and helps in the design of the lingerie. She notes women usually buy lingerie for themselves -- and if they find something they feel good in, it makes them "feel sexy and feminine and empowered." She says as a result, "their partners also reap the benefits." She spoke about the line while showing off a bra in her product line -- one that retails for under $20.

CLAIRE COFFEE: SETTLING IN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Claire Coffee has been married almost a year. But she says it's only now that she's starting to settle into the relationship. That's because her husband, Chris Thile, is in the band The Punch Brothers and is "on the road most of the time." The star of NBC's "Grimm" says the couple has now relocated to Portland, Oregon -- where the show is shot. And Coffee says, that means they'll have more time to spend together, even though her hubby is still an active part of the group. While she may not see much of her husband, Coffee says she gets to see lots of fans of Grimm in Portland. She says fans keep showing up -- even though producers don't go telling people when and where they will shoot. The first episode of season four of Grimm airs tonight on NBC.

Claire Coffee says Portland, Oregon isn't the easiest place to have a long-distance relationship.

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Claire Coffee

Claire Coffee says fans of "Grimm" seem to have no problem tracking down where the crew is shooting on any given day.

<<CUT ..013 (10/24/14)>> 00:10 "nice and respectful"

Claire Coffee

Claire Coffee says she thinks fans have inside information on how to find where "Grimm" is taping.

"THE ROOSEVELTS"-RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Roosevelts" are a ratings hit. The Ken Burns series has given PBS its biggest audience in two decades. That makes it Burns' third most popular film -- after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." PBS says the series on the Roosevelts had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. The saga of Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt featured seven two-hour episodes that aired last month.


Entertainment History

October 25, 2014 07:09 GMT

On Oct. 25, 1962, author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

In 1964, The Beatles dominated the British music industry awards, winning five. The songs "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" placed one and two in the best-selling record category.

Also in 1964, The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." So many people complained that Sullivan said he'd never invite them back, but they made another appearance in 1965.

In 1966, actor Burt Reynolds and actress Judy Carne divorced.

In 1973, John Lennon sued the U.S. government for allegedly using surveillance against him in connection with his deportation case.

In 1982, Bob Newhart returned to TV in another sitcom with the debut of "Newhart" on CBS.

In 1991, rock promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash after a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, California. He was 60.

In 1992, entertainer Roger Miller died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 65. He's best known for the hit song "King Of The Road."

In 1993, actor Vincent Price died. He was 82.

In 1995, singer Cliff Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Richard reportedly was the favorite singer of the Queen Mother.

In 1996, singer Paula Abdul married sportswear designer Brad Beckerman in Los Angeles. She filed for divorce 17 months later.

Today's Birthdays: Singer-actress Barbara Cook is 87. Actress Marion Ross is 86. Country singer Jeanne Black is 77. Pop singer Helen Reddy is 73. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 70. Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 70. Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 67. Actor Brian Kerwin is 65. Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 58. Actress Nancy Cartwright ("The Simpsons") is 57. Country singer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 56. Drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and of Chickenfoot is 53. Actress Tracy Nelson ("Father Dowling Mysteries") is 51. Actor Michael Boatman ("The Good Wife," "Spin City") is 50. Actor Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Cleveland Show") is 50. Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 46. Actor Adam Goldberg ("Saving Private Ryan") is 44. Guitarist Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is 44. Country singer Chely (SHEL'-ee) Wright is 44. Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") is 43. Actor Mehcad (muh-CAD') Brooks ("Desperate Housewives") is 34. Singer Jerome Jones (Romeo) of Immature is 33. Singer Katy Perry is 30. Singer Austin Winkler of Hinder is 30. Singer Ciara is 29. Actress Conchita Campbell ("The 4400") is 19.

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