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Melissa Mathison — E.T. Screenwriter & Harrison Ford's Ex-Wife — Passes Away At 65

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This is so sad.

Melissa Mathison, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Steven Spielberg's classic E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, passed away last night at the UCLA Medical Center at the age of 65.

Melissa's brother, Dirk Mathison, confirmed that the cause of her death was neuroendocrine cancer.

Even though Miz Mathison's life was cut short, she had quite a few accomplishments to her name.

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Not only did she write and serve as associate producer on E.T., but she also wrote screenplays for Martin Scorsese's Kundun, as well as The Escape Artist, and The Black Stallion.

In fact, she recently reunited with Spielberg to write the screenplay for

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Russell Brand Embraces Willy Wonka And The Beatles For Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Russell Brand is the Walrus!

The British comedian represented his country during the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony on Sunday night by channeling Willy Wonka and The Beatles.

He took us into a realm of Pure Imagination by singing (above) a few lines from the 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel before segueing into a so-so cover of I Am The Walrus.

Not bad, but we would have loved to see his alter ego, Aldous Snow, cover the song with a bit more of a rock star edge.

Or maybe he could have just performed Bangers, Beans & Mash. Ha!

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