September 30th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

On the Radar: Tony Curtis, toll on war's youth, Marty Singer

Tony Curtis - The spokeswoman for Jamie Lee Curtis, Heidi Schaeffer, tells CNN that Tony Curtis has died. The Associated Press reports that the Clark County Coroner's office has confirmed that Curtis died at his home last night of a cardiac arrest.

Curtis starred in more than 140 major motion pictures and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1958's  "The Defiant Ones" with Sidney Poitier. Curtis also is known for his roles in the 1959 movie "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon and "Spartacus" in 1960 with Kirk Douglas.

Torrential rain - Tropical Storm Nicole only lasted a few hours, but its remnants, along with a stalled frontal boundary, are expected to dump heavy rain Thursday on parts of the Eastern Seaboard.

Flood warnings are in effect Thursday for parts of the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia. Flood watch advisories are in effect from eastern South Carolina to central and eastern parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Youngest voices of war - Maylanie Shorter, 14, sleeps with a gray T-shirt tucked in her pillowcase. It carries the scent of her father’s cologne while he’s on foot patrol in Afghanistan. Her 10-year-old sister, Ariana, sleeps with her Daddy Doll, a stuffed soldier that displays a photo of her father across its face.

While Randy Shorter serves his third tour in Afghanistan, we take you to Fort Campbell, where we tell the story of two young girls whose lives are being changed and shaped by a war that is already the longest in U.S. history. For them, at tender ages, the war is personal.

Lawyer to the stars - You’ve got a letter from Marty Singer. The words strike terror in the hearts of mainstream journalists, bloggers and tabloid editors around the world. It means life is about to become very unpleasant because of something they have written or said about someone famous.

Celebrities beset by rumors of sex tapes (Britney Spears, Eric “McSteamy” Dane), false tabloid headlines about a “bum ticker” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) or bogus reports that they’re seeing a divorce lawyer (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) flock to Singer for the aggressive, headline-snuffing tactics that have earned him the moniker “Mad Dog Marty.” CNN's justice producer takes a look at Singer's life in our latest installment that looks at the lawyers behind celebrities.

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  1. jerry

    if there is one thing you can count on is death you just have to be ready when you go either dancing or burning either peace and love or eternal punishment

    September 30, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    R.I.P Tony. Thank You. My Condolances To His Loved Ones.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |