Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74.

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Pulled from river near Whitecourt, boy dies as air ambulance arrives

A 7-year-old boy is dead despite frantic efforts to save his life after he was pulled from the waters of the McLeod River on Thursday afternoon.

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How can ‘American Idol’ stay afloat on ABC?

This week ABC announced that “American Idol” will return to television in the 2017-2018 season. During “Idol’s” 15 season run on Fox, the show broke a ratings record over nine consecutive seasons, and it was rated No. 1 TV show, generating more than $8 billion in ad revenue.

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