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Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

AP Photo/Jason Reed LONDON (AP) — Kate’s dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s rounding up her trip...
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HBO’s John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he’s often more than ready to go and doesn’t care too much what Papa Bird thinks. The analogy doesn’t apply to John Oliver, the former “Daily Show” featured player...
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HBO’s John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he’s often more than ready to go and doesn’t care too much what Papa Bird thinks. The analogy doesn’t apply to John Oliver, the former “Daily Show” featured player...
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Pyongyang’s pop queens stage comeback

AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy. After a six-month hiatus,...
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Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

AP Photo/Robin Scholz CHICAGO (AP) — A life-sized bronze statue of esteemed movie critic Roger Ebert will be unveiled outside the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual film festival he started, “Ebertfest.” The statue of Ebert sitting between two empty...

In Disney’s shadow, homeless families struggle

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an...
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Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. A spokeswoman for the “Tron: Legacy” actress confirms the couple welcomed son Otis Alexander on Sunday. Wilde posted a message on Twitter Wednesday with a photo of...
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Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

AP Photo/Nick Ut LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures. Attorneys Alan Grodin and Paul...
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Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there’s one thing he’s tackled only recently – a one-man show. Brooks will star in his first solo show Monday at the Geffen Playhouse in...
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Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies

AP Photo/Anne Joyce NEW YORK (AP) — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them. 1. “The Rover” (June 13) –...