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  • Lee Thompson Young, an actor on “Rizzoli & Isles” who also starred on the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” has died at 29 from an apparent suicide. The actor did not show up to work this morning and was later found by his landlord having suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Young also starred in the 2004 movie version of “Friday Night Lights.” [TMZ, People, US Weekly]
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  • A Regal Cinemas in Silver Spring, Maryland, is being criticized for allegedly hiring a police presence at a weekend screening of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.” [Huffington Post]
  • Why we take selfies, explained. [The Week]

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