I hear a lot of people say, “I hate country music, but I love Johnny Cash.” You can’t help but wonder if those people have ever heard the characteristically soulful melodies of Marty Robbins, AKA the Frank Sinatra of the West.

The Longest Day. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Those are just two famous examples of films with stellar, blockbuster casts. They were huge artistic commitments for everyone involved - cast, crew, producers, directors.

Add Avengers - Infinity War to the list.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music journalist, publicist and songwriter Hazel Smith has died. She was 83.

Her granddaughter Tara Bruchas said she died at a Nashville hospital on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership.

Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent movie and TV producer and distributor, said recently it has acquired the channel’s parent company, Weather Group.

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