Oct. 18: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 89. Actress Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") is 77. Actor Joe Morton is 68. Actress Pam Dawber is 65. Actress Erin Moran is 55. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 55. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 54. Actor Vincent Spano is 53. Bassist Tim Cross (Sponge) is 49. Singer Nonchalant is 42. Actress Joy Bryant ("Parenthood") is 41. Guitarist Peter Svensson of The Cardigans is 41. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 37. Singer Ne-Yo is 36. Country singer and "American Idol" contestant Josh Gracin is 35. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 34. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 31. Actor Zac Efron is 28. Actress Joy Lauren ("Desperate Housewives") is 26. Actor Tyler Posey is 24.
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Liberals are urging CNN to add a left-leaning questioner to its panel at this week's debate of Democratic presidential candidates, saying it's only fair because conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt participated in the network's coverage of the second Republican debate last month.
DON'T MISS: "The Walking Dead" - So much for the Alexandria "Safe Zone" being an oasis of tranquility amid the zombie apocalypse. That all fell apart during last season's traumatic finale when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) killed Pete in the middle of a town meeting that went horribly awry. Now, as Season 6 gets underway, Rick has a lot of wary eyes looking his way, including those of old pal Morgan Jones (Lennie James). 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC.
Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners. Odds are, though, that's different from what you - and every other Alaskan - knows. Yet, each Alaskan understands Alaska in a different way, too, and that understanding influences how you understand yourself within it - and, if you're an artist, portray it.