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Van Dyke tested for throbbing

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A spokesman for Dick Van Dyke says the actor is undergoing tests for “cranial throbbing” that’s causing him to lose sleep.

Spokesman Bob Palmer said Thursday the 87-year-old Van Dyke has been experiencing a throbbing sensation in his head when lying down. Palmer said scans and other tests have yet to yield a diagnosis.

He said Van Dyke has a strong constitution and is otherwise OK but the “fatigue factor has become acute.” Palmer said that until Van Dyke receives a diagnosis and treatment plan, he’s been advised not to fly and is resting at his Malibu home.

Awards season set

With the Golden Globes ceremony scheduled for next January, Hollywood’s 2014 awards season is set.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday that the Golden Globe Awards will be presented Jan. 12.

Awards shows face additional scheduling challenges to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 7 to 23.

Globes organizers snatched up the last available weekend in January for the 71st annual ceremony. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are Jan. 18. The Producers Guild of America will hold its awards ceremony Jan. 19. And the Directors Guild will present its annual honors Jan. 25.

The 86th annual Academy Awards are set for March 2.

Cannes lineup

The lineup for the Cannes Film Festival includes 19 films and lots of world cinema, including from some of the globe’s most difficult locales for artists.

Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux said Thursday that the high-profile festival protects talent in countries where freedom of expression is threatened.

Among the films in competition for the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, are Chadian work “Grigris” and Chinese film “A Touch of Sin.” A Mexican narco-film, “Heli,” shows the constants of family and love in crisis.

The festival will also have works from old favorites including Ethan and Joel Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra.”

Steven Spielberg will head the jury, and Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” will open the event, which runs May 15 to 26.

‘Dexter’ ending

Showtime confirmed Thursday that the upcoming eighth season of “Dexter” will be the serial killer drama’s last.

The cable network made the announcement and released a teaser for the season, which starts June 30.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Hugh O’Brian is 88. Actor Tim Curry is 67. Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight is 48. Actress Ashley Judd is 45. Actor James Franco is 35. Actress Kate Hudson is 34. Actor Hayden Christensen is 32.

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