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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: 'Dynasty's' John Forsythe dead at 92

'Dynasty's' John Forsythe dead at 92

LOS ANGELES -- John Forsythe, the handsome, smooth-voiced actor who made his fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TV's ''Dynasty'' and the voice of the leader of ''Charlie's Angels,'' has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92.

Forsythe died late Thursday at his home in Santa Ynez from complications of pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said Friday.

''He died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace,'' daughter Brooke Forsythe said.

Devo gives 'Whip It' hat to Ohio museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The oddball rock group Devo has donated one of the red conical hats from its hit video ''Whip It'' to an Ohio museum.

The Ohio Historical Society says it has received a small collection of artifacts from the band and its official archivist. The items include stickers, T-shirts, costumes and a flower pot-style hat worn in the band's memorable 1980 video.

Three of the band's founding members grew up in Akron and met at Kent State University in the 1970s.

Source: Sheen wants to bow out of sitcom

LOS ANGELES -- Charlie Sheen is looking at a future without ''Two and a Half Men.''

According to a person close to the actor, Sheen has told friends that he wants to leave the hit CBS comedy in which he's starred for seven years.

The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because Sheen had made the remarks in private and had not intended them to be discussed publicly.

CBS had no comment, spokesman Phil Gonzales said Thursday. An after-hours call to Sheen's representatives was not immediately returned.

''Two and a Half Men,'' which also stars Jon Cryer, is the top-rated comedy on TV and a key part of CBS' Monday night lineup. Last year, CBS gave the show a three-year renewal, through the 2011-12 season, but Sheen's contract is up at the end of the current season.

Sheen, 44, has tired of the demands of a weekly show and wants to focus on movies, the person close to him said.