Rooney dead at 93, "Captain America" breaks box office record
Monday, April 07, 2014 - 01:32
Apr 07 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Mickey Rooney dies at 93, Bob Geldof's daughter, Peaches, dies at 25, and ''Captain America'' will be back for a third film. Bob Mezan reports.
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Mickey Rooney has died. The actor was the biggest movie star in Hollywood as a teenager in the 1930s and went on to became a versatile character actor with a career that spanned 10 decades. Rooney died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93.
Peaches Geldof - the daughter of musician Bob Geldof - has died. Geldof has worked as a DJ, model, journalist and television personality. She died at her home in England at age 25. Her father organized the charity Band Aid to help raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. So far, no cause of death has been named.
Good news for Marvel fans: after a record-breaking weekend at the box office, the "Captain America" series will return for a third installment. Disney has announced that the third film in the franchise will hit theaters on May 6, 2016. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" - the second in the series - stormed the North American box office with 96.2 million dollars in its opening weekend, setting a record for an April film release.
Finally, Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and eight-month-old Prince George arrived in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday (April 7), to begin a 10-day tour of the country. Kate, decked out in a bright red pill box hat and coat, carried the future heir to the British throne. The royal family are scheduled to have a full program of public events throughout their stay.
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