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Hip-hop pioneers Biz Markie, Doug E Fresh hit DC

Groundbreaking beatboxers Biz Markie & Doug E Fresh play the Renaissance Hotel on Sunday.

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  • ‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head-trauma film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York…

  • Serena faces No. 110 Bertens at US Open in Slam pursuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams swung through her service motion with no ball to hit. Waiting for her injured opponent to return to the court Monday night, Williams climbed out of her chair to…

  • Biden to appear on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will be among Stephen Colbert’s inaugural guests on “The Late Show.” CBS announced Tuesday that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country…

  • 52 Miss America hopefuls meet the public in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fifty-two young women vying to be the next Miss America have done their initial pageant waves on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The contestants are from all 50…

  • USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time…

  • Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County…

  • 3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC. The network announced the numbers Tuesday. American Pharoah was beaten…

  • Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO…

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  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

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  • Former TV judge Joe Brown released from jail

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) Brown was released from the Shelby…

  • From ‘Everest’ to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It’s a sure sign that summer’s over and the awards season is around the corner – the feast of fall film festivals. The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Aug. 24-30

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 24-30. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.34 million. 2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.53 million. 3. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday),…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December

    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that…

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