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After 16 years as phoney anchor, Jon Stewart is signing off his fake newscast for real

NEW YORK, N.Y. - After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Jennifer Beals in hot water after leaving dog in hot car in Vancouver
Posted: July 30, 2015

TORONTO - Jennifer Beals is in hot water for reportedly leaving her dog in a hot car.

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'It's the role of a lifetime' - Leslie Odom Jr. relishes getting his shot in 'Hamilton'
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 9:02 am

NEW YORK, N.Y. - During an early version of the Founding Fathers musical "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. was in the seats with the audience, blown away. The guy playing Aaron Burr was making him a little envious, too.

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British Embassy in China restricts visa for Ai Weiwei, alleging he has 'criminal conviction'
Posted: July 30, 2015

BEIJING, China - The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.

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Kanye West, the Who, Janet Jackson, Sam Smith set for iHeartRadio Music Festival in September
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 7:00 am

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kanye West, Sam Smith, Janet Jackson and the Who are some of the A-listers set for the iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall.

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Court records: 3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone, author over retracted campus rape article
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:00 am

RICHMOND, Va. - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

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Court records: 3 UVa grads sue Rolling Stone magazine, author over retracted campus rape story
Posted: July 30, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author, court records show.

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Tapestry honours John Lennon; depicts Manhattan as yellow submarine with him as pilot
Posted: July 30, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honour her late husband Wednesday.

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Jeremy Clarkson and other ex-hosts of BBC's 'Top Gear' sign up for new Amazon Prime car show
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:00 am

LONDON - The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.

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Judge to consider sale of LA convent that Katy Perry wants to buy from disapproving nuns
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:00 am

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The hills around Hollywood have always been coveted real estate, but a fight over the sale of a hilltop convent has pitted an order of elderly nuns against the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to sell the property to pop singer Katy Perry.

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Stallone puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auction but keeps the 2 characters alive
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:00 am

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
John Legend to handle score, soundtrack for 2016 slave TV drama series 'Underground'
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom.

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Street dance, Friday night in Hedley featuring band from the Island
Posted: July 29, 2015

Lazy Mike and the Rockin' Recliners will again be the headliner at Friday night's Hedley Summer Street Dance in Hedley.

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'Meth lab not included': 2 houses featured in 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque.

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Vincent Kartheiser's role on upcoming NatGeo miniseries is opposite of 'Mad Men' character
Posted: July 29, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Vincent Kartheiser (KARTH'-eyes-er) plays the antithesis of his smarmy "Mad Men" character Pete Campbell in the upcoming NatGeo miniseries "Saints & Strangers."

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Detroit Institute of Arts starts programs to say 'thanks' to Michigan for help in bankruptcy
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

DETROIT - The Detroit Institute of Arts is showing its gratitude to the people of Michigan for the state's help in preserving the internationally renowned collection during the city's passage through bankruptcy.

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New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah says show's tenor will change, not its familiar targets
Posted: July 29, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his.

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Mia Farrow deletes tweet with lion dentist's business address in face of outrage
Posted: July 29, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

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7 months after leaving White House, Sam Kass to become senior food analyst for NBC News
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

BOSTON - After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it.

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Universal Studios provides free trip to 42 students who donated funds to principal with cancer
Posted: July 29, 2015

BETHLEHEM, N.H. - Universal Studios is donating a free vacation to all 42 seniors graduating from a New Hampshire high school after the class donated funds for a class trip to their principal, who was diagnosed with cancer.

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Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for major expansion project set to open in fall 2018
Posted: July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON - Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is giving the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $20 million toward the centre's expansion project.

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Daughter of stars of 'Queen of Versailles' died of accidental drug overdose, autopsy shows
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - An autopsy released Wednesday shows that the 18-year-old daughter of the stars of the "Queen of Versailles" documentary who had struggled with an addiction to a drug used to control her seizures died last month of an accidental overdose.

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DC-area rapper Shy Glizzy facing charges after police say he and others tried to start riot
Posted: July 29, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A D.C.-area rapper is facing charges after authorities say he and others tried to start a riot.

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Shakira and Pique may have another athlete in the family
Posted: July 29, 2015

MIAMI - Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family.

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Film Review: Swashbuckling Tom Cruise keeps 'MI' franchise thriving with old-style derring-do
Posted: July 29, 2015

There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts? After all, in the last movie they merely saved us from a nuclear holocaust. Was it talent, work, or dumb luck?

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Drake invokes Joe Carter in latest shot at Meek Mill, 'Back to Back'
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

TORONTO - Touch 'em all, Drake.

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Satirical Broadway musical 'The Book of Mormon' gets warm reception in heart of Mormon country
Posted: July 29, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theatre.

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Renowned trainer who teaches dogs on film, TV and Broadway takes viewers backstage in new show
Posted: July 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real.

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Sales drop for Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman,' but it's still top seller
Posted: July 29, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sales dropped sharply for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" in its second week of publication. But it remained the bestselling book in the country for the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen BookScan.

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Venice Film Festival includes Kristen Stewart in 'Equals' Idris Elba in 'Beasts of No Nation'
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 8:02 am

LONDON - This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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American Anne Tyler, Jamaican Marlon James in running for $78,000 Booker Prize for fiction
Posted: July 29, 2015

LONDON - Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction.

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Future 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah's comedy tackles racism, skips presidential politics
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:01 am

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

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Satirical Broadway musical 'The Book of Mormon' gets warm reception in heart of Mormonlandia
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY - The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theatre.

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Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows, including 'Kinky Boots,' 'Cabaret'
Posted: July 29, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret."

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
NBC cancels Greg Poehler comedy 'Welcome to Sweden' a few episodes into second season
Posted: July 28, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - U.S. viewers aren't going to see the love story on TV's "Welcome to Sweden" play out.

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Grammy winner Mike Farris returns to Dream Cafe for 3 nights
Posted: July 28, 2015

Mike Farris is returning to The Dream Cafe for what will be his third trip to Penticton.

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The Latest: Chelsea Handler says Rachel Dolezal is a topic she would've joked about
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):

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Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered with artifacts at Jamestown, Virginia
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm

WASHINGTON - Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

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24 years after Dr. Seuss' death, his new book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm

HANOVER, N.H. - Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There's a new Yent in a tent in town.

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ABC strikes unexpected summertime gold with 'Celebrity Family Feud'
Posted: July 28, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The survey says: ABC's version of "Celebrity Family Feud" ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit.

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Pathologist says artist's 1959 death caused by hypothermia but assault or push possible
Posted: July 28, 2015

NORWICH, Conn. - A forensic pathologist says the mysterious 1959 death of a Connecticut artist was the result of hypothermia but he may have been assaulted or pushed to the ground.

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Angelina Jolie paying tribute to son's homeland with film about Cambodia's horror years
Posted: July 28, 2015

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia helped Angelina Jolie become a film superstar and start a family. To tell the stories of people in the country that touched her, she is directing a Netflix film on location based on a memoir of the country's 1970s holocaust under the communist Khmer Rouge, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people.

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'The End of the Tour' conversation continues: Segel and Eisenberg on fame, idols, and privacy
Posted: July 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "The End of The Tour" is the story of two Davids meeting at a crossroads.

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Fugitive, who plays leading role in horror film, arrested in Olympia, Washington
Posted: July 28, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. - A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.

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Judge tosses lawsuit filed by Zimmerman parents against Roseanne Barr over Twitter post
Posted: July 28, 2015

SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr after the comedian and actress put their address on her Twitter feed.

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'The Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to live their lives together
Posted: July 28, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date.

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Correction: The Bomb story
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 1:03 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In a story July 27 about a new PBS special called "The Bomb," The Associated Press reported erroneously the author of a 1946 New Yorker essay on the victims of Hiroshima. The essay was written by John Hersey, not John Henry.

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Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe talks season finale and possible wedding spot
Posted: July 28, 2015

TORONTO - Vancouver "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe says she'd consider tying the knot in her home city.

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Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues, says she had been dating a woman
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 1:03 pm

PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay.

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Trump on the evening newscasts an illustration of how he's dominated news agenda
Posted: July 28, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention.

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