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ANGELINA JOLIE MAKES NEW FILING IN BRAD PITT DISPUTE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More dirty laundry is being aired in the court battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie has filed court documents with more details about an incident on a 2016 private flight that led her to file for divorce. In the filing, Jolie says during the flight, Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her — then put his hands on two of their kids when they tried to defend her. The initial report was investigated, but no charges were filed. Jolie’s new filing is in connection with the couple’s dispute over a French home and winery they co-owned.

SISSY SPACEK AMONG THOSE MOURNING LORETTA LYNN

UNDATED (AP) — The actor who played Loretta Lynn in a movie about the country music icon is mourning the death of the singer. Sissy Spacek says Lynn was “a great artist, a strong and resilient country music pioneer.” Lynn and Spacek got to know each other while making “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the 1980 movie that earned Spacek an Oscar win as best actress. Spacek says as a result of working with the singer, Lynn also became “a precious friend.” Lynn died yesterday at her home in Tennessee at age 90.

MOVIE ABOUT LORETTA LYNN HELPED HER GAIN FANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most people know Loretta Lynn as a county music singer. But there are many people who got to know about her mainly from the movie made about her life. And Lynn, who died yesterday at age 90, was OK with that. In a 1988 interview with The Associated Press, Lynn said people often told her they first heard about her through the 1980 movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” starring Sissy Spacek. Lynn said that made her happy, especially when people said they became country music fans as a result.

WEATHER CHANNEL GETS RATINGS BOOST FROM HURRICANE IAN

NEW YORK (AP) — We saw during coverage of Hurricane Ian last week that a major storm can bring heavy wind and huge surges. The storm also created a swell in viewership for The Weather Channel. The cable and satellite outlet reached its biggest audience in five years as Ian dominated the news. The average audience of 3.4 million viewers a week ago today was more than any other day for the network since Hurricane Harvey lashed Texas in 2017.

SANDY HOOK DAD SAYS ALEX JONES FOLLOWERS VICTIMIZED HIM

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The father of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre says he can barely describe how he felt when he heard followers of Alex Jones were desecrating his son’s gravesite. Mark Barden says it got worse when he heard Jones followers threatened to dig up his 7-year-old son’s corpse to try to prove the shooting was a hoax. Barden is the last family member to testify at the defamation trial against Jones and his Infowars empire. It’s expected the defense will rest its case today — without Jones returning to the stand.

HOLLYWOOD SIGN GETTING SPRUCED UP FOR CENTENNIAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood icon is getting a facelift before a big event — and this time, it isn’t an actor getting a facelift or a tummy tuck. It’s the famed Hollywood sign that peers down from the hills above L.A. The sign marks its centennial next year. And it will be getting some extra attention to look good for the event. The 45-foot-tall sign will be pressure-washed, have rust stains removed — then it gets a new coat of primer and white paint. The sign was built in 1923 and read “Hollywoodland” to promote a property development before being shortened to “Hollywood.” The sign was replaced in 1978 and gets a new paint job every ten years.

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