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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Doc Watson remembered; Jessica Simpson puts daughter Maxwell on cover of People


Doc Watson. (Lauren Carroll - AP)
Doc Watson, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning folk and bluegrass musician, died Tuesday, a week after he fell at his North Carolina home and was hospitalized in critical condition. He was 89.

Famous Twitter users remembered Watson through his music. Roseanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, tweeted a link to “Windy and Warm” with the message, “A good way to start the day- in memory of a great man.” Actor and banjo player Steve Martin said, “Ouch. The great bluegrass legend Doc Watson is gone. Check out the song ‘Tennessee Stud’ to get his essence.” The Grand Ol Opry shared a performance of “When I Lay My Burden Down.”

Read The Washington Post’s obituary for Watson and see photos of musician here. Also make sure to check out Richard Harrington’s 1988 profile of Watson.

Jessica Simpson has shared the first photo of her infant daughter Maxwell on the cover of People, with the magazine promising more pictures of the chubby cheeked baby inside the issue. Of her child, Simpson offers up choice quotes like “We stare at her all the time” and “We can’t get enough!”(People)

Bob Dylan received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama yesterday, along with Toni Morrison and John Glenn. Naturally, he wore sunglasses for the entire ceremony. (TPMTV; AP)

TV producers are apparently not laughing at the “Family Guy” Emmy mailer they received. In an attempt to earn its first outstanding comedy series nomination, the show sent a mailer that proclaims, “Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club.” Quoth one producer to the Hollywood Reporter: “Stereotyping any particular ethnic group is just not cool and can lead others (with the wrong intentions) to feel a certain license to take shots. Surely Seth [MacFarlane] has better stuff than this.” (THR)

Kat Von D is sued, after the jump.

Kat Von D of almost-marrying-Jesse James fame has been sued by State Farm Insurance for almost $1 million over a house fire in 2010 that killed her cat Valentine. The insurance company alleges that multiple candles were lighted in the tattoo artist’s home and that Von D is at fault. (E!)

Jaguar has commented on last week’s “Mad Men” episode that involved (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) Joan Harris being propositioned for sex by the head of the car company’s dealers association: “Loved the pitch, didn’t love the process.” (WSJ)

The actor who will play the part of Finnick Odair in “Catching Fire,” the “Hunger Games” sequel, has reportedly been narrowed down to Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch. Jesse Williams fans are not going to be happy about this. (Vulture)

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Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Doc Watson, Jessica Simpson

 
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