Don Rickles, aggressively caustic comedian dubbed ‘Mr. Warmth,’ dies at 90

Don Rickles, the aggressively caustic comedian who became known as “The Merchant of Venom” and “The King of Zing” as he took insult comedy to a new level, has died.

Rickles died as a result of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, said his publicist Paul Shefrin. He was 90.

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Masters 2017: Live updates, scores, leaderboard, highlights, and more from Augusta National

The 2017 Masters is underway at Augusta National, with golfers on the course in the first major of the year. It’s been a tight tournament, already with some drama.

Most of the usual favorites are at Augusta, including Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. The tournament won’t have world No. 1 Dustin Joh …
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Louis C.K. says he regrets calling Trump Hitler, but doesn’t ‘take it back’

From saying, “I’m not a political comedian,” in 2011 to begging fans to not vote for Donald Trump in early 2016, Louis C.K. has subtly evolved in his political comedy over time. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post)

Last year, Louis C.K. compared President Trump to Hitler in an email to fans. On Tues …
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‘Stuck on Band-Aid’ and Other Unforgettable Jingles You Probably Didn’t Know Barry Manilow Created

Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in PEOPLE.

Yes, Barry Manilow is responsible for getting “Copacabana” — and a slew of other memorable hits — stuck in your hea …
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Don Rickles, aggressively caustic comedian dubbed ‘Mr. Warmth,’ dies at 90

Don Rickles, the aggressively caustic comedian who became known as “The Merchant of Venom” and “The King of Zing” as he took insult comedy to a new level, has died.

Rickles died as a result of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, said his publicist Paul Shefrin. He was 90.

Well into …
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Masters 2017: Nicklaus, Player ensure spirit of Arnold Palmer lives on at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The only thing we knew about how Arnold Palmer would be honored at the ceremonial tee shot before the first round of the 2017 Masters on Thursday is that it would be tasteful and well done. Nobody knew how honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus would react or how the mood wo …
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How high school journalists’ scoop led to principal’s resignation

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Student journalist Maddie Baden had expected to write a typical profile of the incoming principal at her Kansas high school. But an initial interview and background check raised more questions than answers.

“I was supposed to just write a ‘welcome to the community’ story abou …
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