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Information compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor

Marilyn Monroe on Cannes Film poster

Organizers for the Cannes Film Festival have decided to feature Marilyn Monroe on a poster for the festival.

According to organizers for the event, 50 years after her death, Marilyn remains one of the major figures of world cinema, an eternal and contemporary reference of grace, mystery and seduction, officals said on Tuesday.

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival will take place May 16 to 27. 

‘Dancing with the Stars’ announced

The new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” was announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

Singer Gavin DeGraw, “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos and “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner are just a few of many announced to compete in this season’s competition.

Last season’s winners were actor J.R. Martinez and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff.

The show is set to air March 19.

Singer of The Monkees dies of heart attack

Davy Jones, singer for The Monkees passed away Wednesday at the age of 66.

According to Jones’ publicist, he passed away in his home in Indiantown, Fla., of a heart-attack.

Some of The Monkees hits include “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.”

Lennon, McCartney homes preserved

The childhood homes of former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon are to be preserved.

The homes, located in southern Liverpool, will be given a grade two listing meaning they cannot be changed in any way without the permission of local officials, Britain’s Heritage Minister John Penrose said.