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Iconic Jazz Singer Lena Horne Passes Away
The music world lost a legend on Sunday night (May 9) when Lena Horne passed away in New York at the age of 92. The “Stormy Weather” singer was also an accomplished actress with a lengthy resume and a notable icon during the civil rights movement. Over her career, she won a pair of Grammy Awards and a Tony.
Betty White Boosts “Saturday Night Live” Ratings
In addition to being one of the most entertaining and best-reviewed episodes of the season, the Betty White-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live” also scored big in the ratings. The show recorded a whopping 8.8 rating, the biggest since November 2008 (when Sarah Palin appeared on the show) and was up 66 percent over the same weekend last year.
“Iron Man 2″ Scores Fifth-Biggest Weekend Of All Time
“Iron Man 2″ declared itself the first mega-blockbuster of the year over the weekend, raking in $133.6 million. That was good enough for the fifth largest opening weekend of all time. It trails only “The Dark Knight,” “Spider-Man 3,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” on the all-time list.