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Monday, June 20, 2011 - 5:28pm

HOLLYWOOD HOOKUP (FOX44) – Ryan Dunn made Americans cringe through stunts on MTV’s "Jackass" but police believe his need for speed probably was a factor in this mornings car wreck in Philly. Police say his Porsche flew off the road, hit a tree, and burst into flames. A passenger in the vehicle was also killed. 34-year old Dunn was a regular on “Jackass” and all the show's movies.

– More bad news to report, a rock and roll legend Clarence Clemons died this weekend from complications of a stroke that he suffered earlier this month. The saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band was known as "The big man with the big horn” Clemons was 69-years old.

– Rapper 50 Cent has a new title as an author. Curtis Jackson is writing a book that deals with bullying. The 34-year old artist has spoken openly about his violent childhood in the past. "Playground" is slated to hit shelves in January of next year.

– Selling for 5.6 million dollars this weekend was Marilyn Monroe’s famous subway dress. The dress was part of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia sold by actress Debbie Reynolds in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

– And Miss California gets the coveted Miss America crown. Alyssa Campenella had her first walk as Miss U.S.A. 2011 last night. The 21-year old model and self-proclaimed history geek will represent U.S.A. at the Miss Universe Pageant in September in Brazil.

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