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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation

Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, his wife of eight years, announced on Sunday night that they will be legally separating. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt wrote on Facebook on behalf of he and Faris. He went on to say that they hope to keep the situation “as private as possible” for the sake of their 4-year-old son, Jack. Just three weeks before the split, Faris told People magazine that constantly living in the spotlight had put a strain on their marriage. She said it forced them to live “two different roles” that she wasn’t prepared for. The couple assured fans that they still have the deepest respect and love for each other. “We will always cherish our time together,” Pratt’s Facebook post reads.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to debut in 3D version

Thirty years after its original premiere, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video will hit screens once again. Jackson’s estate announced a 3D version of the iconic video will debut at the Venice Film Festival, reports the Associated Press. The new film wasn’t reedited or recut, but director John Landis said he used the newest, latest 3D technology “creatively,” promising “a rather shocking surprise.” The original 14-minute film first appeared on television and theater screens in 1983 and instantly became an unforgettable hallmark of the industry. The AP reports an hourlong documentary also will premiere at the festival, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 9.

Taylor Swift set to testify in sexual assault case

Pop star Taylor Swift is expected to testify in federal court in Denver against former DJ David Mueller, who she accuses of groping her in a backstage photo session four years ago, reports USA Today. Mueller sued Swift soon after the June 2013 encounter, saying he was falsely accused and that Swift had no right to call his bosses, who fired him shortly after her claims. Mueller is seeking up to $3 million in damages. Swift countersued, saying Mueller sexually assaulted her during a backstage meet-and-greet. Opening statements in Swift’s case could begin Tuesday. If Swift wins, she will be awarded only $1, and said she is pursuing this case for the sole purpose of holding Mueller responsible for his actions. Swift said she wants Mueller to “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts,” her lawsuit says.

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Today’s birthdays

Dustin Hoffman, 80

Connie Stevens, 79

Keith Carradine, 68

Kool Moe Dee, 55

J.C. Chasez, 41

Drew Lachey, 41

Marsha Ambrosius, 40

Shawn Mendes, 19

Bebe Wood, 16

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