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Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater

Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater »Play Video
The late Brittany Murphy in a scene from her last film, "Something Wicked."

Before her death in 2009, Brittany Murphy appeared in one last film, shot in Eugene. The movie premieres April 4 in Eugene, followed April 11 in Portland and April 18 in Seattle.

Producer Joe Colleran said Murphy, who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," did not want to appear glamourous in the film, portraying a broken woman as she unravels.

That the film was Murphy's final performance made the editing process difficult, he said.

"Just emotional to go through the editing process and hearing her voice and seeing her outtakes and laughing," Colleran said. "So it's been an emotional process just even trying to get that together."


'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story'

'I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story' »Play Video
Skateboarders got their first crack at the new skatepark Friday

Residents of Eugene are optimistic that the new WJ Skatepark and URban Plaza will change a part of town long blighted by drugs and violence.

"My very first experience when I lived here bringing my son out to that neighborhood, we actually saw needles," said Sara Puar. "So there were years that went by that I would not have my family in the park. But now, that's a different story."

Buy Hard: Bruce Willis selling Idaho mansion

Buy Hard: Bruce Willis selling Idaho mansion
Bruce Willis is selling his 8,400 square-foot mansion in Hailey for $8.8 million. The house, listed through Sun Valley Sotheby's International, features several ponds, streams and a pool with waterfalls. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Bruce Willis is selling his 8,400 square-foot mansion in Hailey for $8.8 million. The house, listed through Sun Valley Sotheby's International, features several ponds, streams and a pool with waterfalls. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. 

'Music has taught me to be confident starting at a young age'

'Music has taught me to be confident starting at a young age' »Play Video
"My song 'Less' is about how girls sell themselves short," Bailee said. "I see a lot of my friends getting into relationships that they really don't need to get into. Their self-esteem gets low, and they get into trouble afterwards, and they just don't need to get stuck."

Give 15-year-old Bailee Jordyn a guitar and a song to sing and she's one happy girl. 

The high school freshman is making a name for herself on the local music scene. At the same time, she's hoping to inspire young girls like herself to dream big.

Photos: Spectacular costumes impress at Comicon day 3

Photos: Spectacular costumes impress at Comicon day 3
Emerald City Comicon is the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of people come to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for 3 days of cosplay, comic books, celebrities, panels and more. March 30th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

If you were downtown this weekend you probably already noticed the hoards of costumed people congregating around the Convention Center for Emerald City Comicon.

Photos: Amazing costumes of Emerald City Comicon

Photos: Amazing costumes of Emerald City Comicon
Emerald City Comicon is the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of people came to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for 3 days of cosplay, comic books, celebrities, panels and more. March 28th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The Emerald City Comicon brought thousands to Seattle's Convention Center for 3 days of cosplay, comic books, celebrities, panels and more.

Coney Station turns 20: 'A lot of things are still the same'

Coney Station turns 20: 'A lot of things are still the same' »Play Video
Coney Station in Coos Bay

In the 1940s down Marshfield's Main Street sat a Texaco gas station and car shop. Later it became Newell's TV repair shop. Today, it's known simply as Coney Station.

Judge allows lawsuit over Kardashian-West proposal

Judge allows lawsuit over Kardashian-West proposal
FILE -- (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
The ruling came as Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley seeking dismissal of the case against him on constitutional grounds.

LepreCon invades downtown Portland to benefit police charity

LepreCon invades downtown Portland to benefit police charity »Play Video
Leprechauns came in all shapes, colors and levels of glitter on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, at the Stumptown LepreCon bar crawl. (Photo by Guru Amar Khalsa)

From around a corner in downtown Portland, a tall woman appears with a large Irish flag floating behind her on a pole, her small shorts and top matching the bright neon colors of the flag.

Moments later, a cheery horde of green-clad revelers pour around the corner as well, dancing and skipping their way down the sidewalk to their next stop.

Mick Jagger tribute to companion L'Wren Scott: 'I will never forget her'

Mick Jagger tribute to companion L'Wren Scott: 'I will never forget her'
FILE - This May 7, 2012 file photo shows singer Mick Jagger, left, and L'Wren Scott at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, in New York. Scott, a fashion designer, was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

The rocker, who canceled a concert in Australia to fly to New York in the wake of Scott's death, said the couple had spent many wonderful years together and made a great life for themselves.

Toy company settles suit against Beastie Boys

Toy company settles suit against Beastie Boys
This June 5, 2007 file photo shows The Beastie Boys, from left, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Bassist Adam Yauch (MCA) at the 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, file)

Oakland-based Goldieblox filed suit in November, seeking to pre-empt any possible claims of copyright infringement over the repurposed song.