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Lange and Shepard split

Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have separated after nearly 30 years together.

A publicist for Lange confirmed the split Monday. People magazine first reported the separation, saying the actors concluded their relationship almost two years ago.

The 62-year-old Lange and the 68-year-old Shepard had been together since 1982. They have two grown children together.

Lange won Oscars for her roles in "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky." She's starring in the FX series "American Horror Story." She was nominated for a Golden Globe last week.

Shepard recently starred as Butch Cassidy in the film "Blackthorn." He also is a playwright and author whose play "Buried Child" won a Pulitzer Prize.

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End of a relationship

A publicist for Chaz Bono says the relationship between the author and activist and his longtime partner has ended.

Howard Bragman says in a statement that Bono and Jennifer Elia "leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection towards one another." He adds that the two are seeking privacy in the matter.

Bono, who recently appeared on "Dancing With the Stars," and Elia have been dating and engaged for years. The pair dated as Bono, who was born Chastity Bono to musicians Cher and Sonny Bono, changed his gender through surgery and the court system.

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From music to mission

"American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta will take a break from his singing career to serve a two-year proselytizing mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The contestant from the 2007-2008 season made the announcement during a Christmas concert Monday in downtown Salt Lake City, according to the Deseret News. The 20-year-old Miami native, who grew up in Murray, Utah, said he's not quitting music but feels a strong call to serve the church.

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Bon Jovi lives

Jon Bon Jovi wants duped fans to know he's not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it.

False reports of the New Jersey-born musician's death spread online after a fake news release surfaced on social media sites.

Bon Jovi is shown in a picture on his

Facebook page holding a sign that reads, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey." Below that is scrawled Monday's date.

Bon Jovi was performing at a charity concert that night at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. His publicist confirmed Bon Jovi was alive and well and playing the show.

-- From News and wire services

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