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Jeremy Irons questions the sanctity of gay marriage; Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora leaves tour

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 - 01:25

April 04 - The latest celebrity news including Jeremy Irons raises eyebrows with comments on gay marriage, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora drops out of band's tour, and Justin Timberlake continues to hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. Roselle Chen reports.

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Jeremy Irons is taking heat for remarks he's made about gay marriage. In an interview on HuffPost Live, the Oscar winner asked if gay marriage laws could prompt a father to marry his son to avoid paying taxes. Irons worried that same-sex marriage could "debase or change what marriage is." Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora has dropped out of the current leg of the rock band's tour because of "personal issues." Sambora's absence may be due to long-running tension between the guitarist and singer Jon Bon Jovi, this according to celebrity website TMZ.com. Although Sambora will miss a run of North American concerts, the band's shows will go on without him. Justin Timberlake held onto the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday (April 03), beating competition from new albums by rapper Lil Wayne and country singer Blake Shelton. Timberlake's chart-topping "The 20/20 Experience," which features the hit single "Suit & Tie," sold 318,000 copies in its second week. LucasArts is closing its doors after three decades. The Walt Disney Company plans to shut down the video game studio it inherited with the acquisition of George Lucas' film company last year in an effort to focus on licensing its "Star Wars" brand. Disney, which purchased Lucasfilm for over 4 billion U.S. dollars has its own interactive games division and is several months into an internal cost-cutting review.

Jeremy Irons questions the sanctity of gay marriage; Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora leaves tour

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 - 01:25

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