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Christopher Plummer dies at 91, The Weeknd gears up for a solo halftime show, and more

Christopher Plummer.
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1. Legendary actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Christopher Plummer, the legendary actor known for his performance in The Sound of Music, has died at 91. Plummer died at his home in Connecticut with his wife by his side, his family confirmed to Deadline on Friday. In addition to playing Georg von Trapp in the classic 1965 musical The Sound of Music, he starred in over 100 films throughout his decades-long career. When he won an Academy Award in 2012 for his performance in Beginners, he became the oldest actor to win a competitive Oscar. "Through his art and humanity, [Plummer] touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come," Lou Pitt, Plummer's friend and manager, told Deadline. "He will forever be with us."

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.