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Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Barbara Orbison dies exactly 23 years after husband Roy; judge gives okay for Beyoncé suit


Barbara Orbison, pictured back in 2007. (Ryan Miller - Getty Images)
Barbara Orbison, widow of legendary singer Roy Orbison, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Her death occurred 23 years to the day that her husband died of a heart attack: Dec. 6, 1988. Barbara Orbison will be buried next to Roy Orbison at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

A judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed against Beyoncé by video game company Gate Five can proceed. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos denied the pop star’s request to have the case dropped; Gate Five filed the $100 million lawsuit back in April after Beyoncé allegedly reneged on plans to put her name behind a developing dance game called “Starpower: Beyoncé,” causing financial problems and job loss at Gate Five. (New York Daily News)

The indie pop band fun. has become a trending search term on Google this morning thanks to the use of its forthcoming song, “We Are Young,” (which also features Janelle Monae) in last night’s episode of “Glee.” In indie circles, this move seemed like selling out. In business and awareness terms, however, this could be a really smart move for fun. (Google Trends)

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been chosen. They are: the Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro and the Faces. (Click Track)

Brooke Mueller might avoid jail time in her recent arrest on cocaine and third-degree assault, if TMZ is to be believed. (TMZ)

Are Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer for the Strokes and former boyfriend of Drew Barrymore, dating? According to the New York Post, they were recently spotted “canoodling” at a Black Keys album release party. (NY Post)

Good news for Harry Potter fans can be found, among other things, after the jump.

The “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood, studios NBC Universal and Warner Bros. revealed yesterday. The existing Hogwarts-themed section of Universal Studios Orlando also will be expanded. More butter beer for all! (Reuters)

Michael Bay is close to signing on to direct a fourth “Transformers” film. You can’t keep a Witwicky down. Surely you know that by now. (Vulture)

Patty Jenkins, who previously directed Charlize Theron in “Monster,” has dropped out of directing “Thor 2” due to “creative differences.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Paste Magazine has revealed its choices for the 25 best music videos of 2011. (Paste)

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