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December 25, 2002
Rumors of Matt Damon's engagement have been greatly exaggerated, according to the actor's publicist, who says he and Odessa Whitmire are only dating. "The rumor that he's getting engaged has been fabricated over the past couple of weeks, but it's not true," Damon's publicist, Jennifer Allen, said Monday. According to one rumor, the 32-year-old star of The Legend of Bagger Vance and The Talented Mr. Ripley told friends he and Whitmire had gotten engaged last week. "He is dating Ms. Whitmire," Allen said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2011
Jane Everett Devlin, a former journalist who became a hospital publicist, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at her daughter's Kingsville home. The former longtime Towson resident was 88. Helen Jane Holehan was born and raised in Utica, N.Y., where she graduated from parochial schools. After earning a degree in 1943 in journalism from the old St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, Mrs. Devlin began her newspaper career as a reporter on the old Baltimore News Post. She was married in 1947 to Dr. John Thomas Everett, a general surgeon, and the couple lived in Glyndon, Monterey, Calif., and Worcester, Mass., before returning to Baltimore in 1956 and settling in the city's Beverly Hills neighborhood.
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SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1995
Joe Blair cut a frail figure, but to University of Maryland athletes, he was as big a legend as Curley Byrd or Jim Kehoe.Blair, 72, died yesterday in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke he suffered Oct. 27. The sports information director when the Terps football team enjoyed its greatest moments in the 1950s, Blair was the publicist for the Washington Redskins from 1962 to 1983, when he returned to Maryland.Three weeks ago, Blair was still arranging interviews with Terps football players.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
(Update : Looks like Michael Lohan doesn't have a place in Baltimore to promote "Celebrity Rehab 5" after all. Mosaic, where he had been scheduled to appear with Octomom Nadya Suleman abruptly canceled the event Tuesday, said spokesman and general manager Vincent Martinez. Goodlife Boys, which was promoting the event, also backed out Tuesday.) Michael Lohan will promote his stint on "Celebrity Rehab 5" with, what else, a party at a Baltimore club. Call it another success story for the addiction show and Dr. Drew Pinsky's counsel.  A rep for Lohan said the tabloid nuisance isn't actually in recovery because he didn't go on the show for alcohol or drug addiction treatment.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2001
Milton "Muggins" Feldman, a veteran racetrack publicist, died Wednesday of complications of heart disease at his Margate, N.J., home. He was 89 and had lived in Laurel until 1984. He retired in 1984 as publicity director of Bowie Race Course. The Prince George's County track, located in a wooded area, was beset by harsh winter weather, fires and a 1961 train wreck that took the lives of six wagerers and injured 243 travelers. When some of the accident survivors trekked through the snow to place bets, Mr. Feldman dubbed them the "Bowie Breed."
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | January 28, 1994
ALTADENA, Calif. -- Claude Akins, the rugged actor with a Dixie drawl who was best known for his television roles as a truck driver, a colorful rural sheriff and a pitch man for a chain of automobile transmission repair shops, died of cancer yesterday. was 75.Julian Myers, Mr. Akins' publicist, said the actor had been seriously ill for about a year.Although he appeared mostly in supporting roles in more than 50 movies and 400 television shows, the burly, weather-beaten part-Cherokee from Nelson, Ga., considered himself "the highest paid unknown" in Hollywood.
FEATURES
By Monte Williams and Monte Williams,New York Daily News | September 7, 1993
Earlier this year, when "Today" show co-host Bryant Gumbel asked actress Anne Archer about her bedroom scene in "Body of Evidence," she acted like a school girl. Archer, giggling uncontrollably, said: "I don't know, I hit 40 and, boy, the last three movies, the sex scenes I got; life's changing, what can I tell you? Forty's wonderful."Ms. Archer had cause to be coy. The body of evidence suggests that the Playmate-Next-Door physique in the movie belonged not to Archer, but to body double Shawn Eileen Lusader.
NEWS
February 19, 1998
Bob Merrill, 77, a prolific composer and lyricist famous for Broadway musicals including "Funny Girl" and "Carnival," fatally shot himself after a long illness, his publicist and Daily Variety said yesterday.Pub Date: 2/19/98
NEWS
September 24, 1998
Mary Frann, 55, who played Bob Newhart's wife on TV's "Newhart," died yesterday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., apparently of heart failure, said her publicist, Jeffrey Lane.Pub Date: 9/24/98
NEWS
August 18, 1995
Lawrence R. Houston, a founding father of the Central Intelligence Agency, died of a heart attack Tuesday while vacationing at his summer home in Westport, Mass. He was 82.In the late 1940s, he helped draft legislation that created and shaped the CIA, then served as the spy agency's general counsel from its founding in 1947 until his retirement in 1973.Mr. Houston supervised the legal work for the exchange of Soviet intelligence officer Rudolph Abel for Francis Gary Powers, the U.S. pilot whose U-2 surveillance aircraft was shot down over the former Soviet Union in 1960.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2011
Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it. " The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every possible way. It's smart as in glamorous and smart as in fresh. And as drama it smarts and refreshes, like an icy jet of water on a fevered brow. In 1957, this spirited debunking of a Walter Winchell-like columnist, J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster)
NEWS
By DAVE ROSENTHAL | May 24, 2009
One of the duties of being a book blogger is bracing each day for the avalanche of pitches from publicists touting the next Da Vinci Code, Twilight or other runaway best-seller. Not that all publicists are a pain. On the contrary, I've found most of them to be very helpful in arranging author interviews and guest posts, or financing my beach house. But every so often, an annoying letter or e-mail pitch surfaces, such as the recent one that noted - almost apologetically - that the first-time novelist was "a well-known author of statistics textbooks."
FEATURES
By a Sun Staff Writer | December 19, 2007
Columbia native Edward Norton is bowing out of the Washington-set political thriller State of Play, his publicist confirmed yesterday. Norton's departure follows that of Brad Pitt's, who left the film late last month, just as it was about to start production in Los Angeles (Washington filming was to start next month). Russell Crowe was recast in the Pitt role, as a newspaper reporter covering a homicide investigation that points back to his former employer - the ambitious young politician Norton was to play.
NEWS
By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,Special to The Sun | December 16, 2007
It's the tap, tappiest time of the year. Maybe you're soon headed up to New York City's Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular? The show is terrific, trust me. I've seen it dozens and dozens of times. But not this year. Doctor's orders, you see. I'm in Rockette Rehab. Like most love affairs gone bad, mine with "America's dancing daughters" began innocently enough. In 1994, I was a hot-shot publicist, recently axed from my senior vice president's position at a global public relations firm.
NEWS
April 15, 2007
DON HO, 76 Hawaiian singing legend Legendary crooner Don Ho, known for his raspberry-tinted sunglasses and catchy signature tune, "Tiny Bubbles," has died, his publicist said. Publicist Donna Jung said the singer died yesterday morning in Honolulu of heart failure. He had suffered from heart problems for the past several years and had a pacemaker installed last fall. Mr. Ho entertained Hollywood's biggest stars and thousands of tourists for four decades. For many, no trip to Hawaii was complete without seeing his Waikiki show - a mix of songs, jokes, double entendres, Hawaiian history and audience participation.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | March 6, 2007
Here's a look at the fractured family values in the world of sports, where baby-daddyism is the new nuclear family. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is expecting a child with an actress girlfriend he appears to have dumped just after the stick turned blue. Bridget Moynahan is more than three months' pregnant, according to her publicist - the same publicist who announced in the middle of December that the couple had split up. You do the math.
NEWS
By Shawn Hubler and Shawn Hubler,Los Angeles Times | November 4, 1993
MALIBU, Calif. -- It was the sort of disaster in which Zsa Zsa Gabor offered to bed down homeless horses and Anthony Hopkins offered sanctuary to Dick Van Dyke. Trace the flight from destruction, and you might meet Burgess Meredith exiting the gated Malibu Colony, a look of concern furrowing his face.Like the monstrous brush fires that have become a hallmark of Southern California life, Tuesday's tragedy was quintessential Malibu. The stories of survival and awe, of concern and relief, featured -- like most things in this rustic celebrity enclave -- a sort of who's who of Hollywood.
NEWS
February 24, 2003
Jack Brodsky, 69, a Hollywood publicist and producer of popular films including Romancing the Stone and its sequel The Jewel of the Nile, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of a heart attack. Mr. Brodsky, who recently produced the Eddie Murphy film Daddy Day Care planned for release this year, was equally adept at publicity and producing. He worked as an executive for 20th Century Fox, Filmways, Columbia, Morgan Creek and Rastar after starting out in the New York office of Warner Bros.
NEWS
By Garrison Keillor | February 1, 2007
Let us speak of the sorrows of fame. You are a hot young thing on a promotional tour for your book or movie or perfume and the limo brings you to the small luxury hotel and the celebrity suite where you step into the bathroom and notice a wad of snot protruding from your left nostril. How long has this been hanging there? You've spent all day mingling with people ecstatic at the sight of you you you, and yet not one of them dared mention this mucus ballooning from your nasal cavity. Nor did your publicist Stephanie, nor the reporters at the press opportunity.
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