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A few stellar ‘Daily Show’ alums (besides Jon Stewart)

AP Photo/Rob Latour NEW YORK (AP) — You want a great career in comedy? Start by landing a job as a correspondent on “The Daily Show”! Under Jon Stewart’s 16-year-long run as host, it became one of TV’s best launching pads. Here are a few shining...
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Jon Stewart signing off ‘Daily Show’ fake newscast for real

AP Photo/Brad Barket NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, 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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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer’s Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip and forced yet again to confront the...
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Stallone puts `Rocky,’ `Rambo’ memorabilia up for auction

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies, but he’s keeping the two characters alive onscreen. The 69-year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he’ll...
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Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
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Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II NEW YORK (AP) — 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 honor her late husband Wednesday. Ono said the tapestry at...
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Slave drama ‘Underground’ snares John Legend to handle music

AP Photo/Arthur Mola BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for “Underground.”...
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Vincent Kartheiser’s next role is opposite of ‘Mad Men’ part

AP Photo/David Bloomer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Vincent Kartheiser (KARTH’-eyes-er) plays the antithesis of his smarmy “Mad Men” character Pete Campbell in the upcoming NatGeo miniseries “Saints & Strangers.” The four-hour movie is...
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New ‘Daily Host’ host says tenor will change, not targets

AP Photo/Matt Sayles BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Incoming “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his. “The show still has its voice. It’s just I’m...
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Mia Farrow faces Twitter backlash for lion dentist’s address

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Some apparently thought the actress had listed...