Morning Mix: Bea Arthur, We'll Miss You

  • Arthur, 86, Dies In Los Angeles. Bea Arthur, the acid-tongued Dorothy of "Golden Girls" and Maude of "Maude," who collected both Emmys and a Tony during her acting career, died Saturday at age 86. She had been battling cancer, her assistant confirmed to the Associated Press. [Washington Post]
  • Spears' Baby's Father Charged, Hospitalized. Casey Aldridge, the 19-year-old fiance to Jamie Lynn Spears and father of their child, was charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle early Sunday morning as he careened out of control in his pickup truck, causing three of the five passengers in his car at the time to be ejected (per Radar Online). Aldridge was hospitalized for injuries; he was reportedly driving to a lake to go crabbing after his cousin's bachelor party. [People; Radar Online]
  • Beyonce Thriller Has Thrilling Weekend. Stalker thriller "Obsessed" took the overall box office crown this weekend, while "Earth" nabbed the bronze medal for best opening weekend in documentary history -- the Disney nature film's $8.6 million was also enough to make it the best-ever opening for a nature film. Meanwhile, DreamWorks drama "The Soloist" was the weekend's underperformer -- just $9.7 for the film, which had a tearjerking storyline, some major star power (Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr.) and an Oscar-nominated director (Joe Wright). [Variety]