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  • SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasn’t that Seth Meyers snapping his picture? It was indeed…

  • Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels’ woeful defense

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gene Chizik built one of the nation’s top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas’ national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring singer Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at…

  • Auction set for work from ex-auto plant credited to Banksy

    DETROIT (AP) — An auction is planned for an artwork that gallery officials say the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy created at a former Detroit auto plant. It’s listed among works being sold Sept. 30…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at the…

  • Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease. “And as for that current dodge ‘No…

  • Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 26th. FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Isle of the Lost” by Melissa de la Cruz (Disney-Hyperion) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Harper) 2. “Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. “Paper Towns” by John Green (Speak) 4. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee (Harper) 5. “The Girl on…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    6 Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 7/26/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula…

  • Lupita Nyong’o to make NYC stage debut in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” will make her New York stage debut in September. The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh…

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

    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…

  • ‘It’s a gift’ _ Leslie Odom Jr. relishes his ‘Hamilton’ shot

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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…

  • New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

    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. He…

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    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…