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Jon Cryer tells the truth about his career

Jon Cryer was bitten by the acting bug early, and achieved success with his starring turn in John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink." But there was a long period before he had a hit again with "Two and a Half Men," one of the most successful sitcoms ever. Cryer talks about his new memoir with correspondent Ben Tracy.

National Recording Registry adds 25 recordings

The Library of Congress announced this week the latest recordings to be preserved for future generations, having been judged to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." They span the spectrum from pop, jazz and show tunes to the spoken word. Charles Osgood reports.

Brian Grazer's curious road to success

The films he's made have won Oscars, dazzled audiences, and earned more than $13 billion, but he's not just a Hollywood producer. For 30 years Brian Grazer has had "curiosity conversations" with scientists, artists and other noted achievers. His new book, "A Curious Mind," is about what he's learned from those talks. Contributor Scott Simon of NPR reports.

Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards

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Rihanna will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form.


Eat. Nourish. Glow. by Amelia Freer – digested read

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John Crace reduces the latest dietary pep talk by nutritionist to the stars Amelia Freer to a cleansing 600 words Continue reading...

Human Work review – enticing poems fresh from the pot

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Sean Borodale explores the mysteries of culinary transformation in dynamic, sensual poems written as he cooked Continue reading...

Demolition Dad by Phil Earle - review

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'This book was so fun my parents got angry I wasn't coming to eat lunch!' Continue reading...

Little Black Classics carry Penguin to new heights

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The success of Penguin’s highly portable commute-sized gobbets says much about what modern readers wantReleased to mark Penguin Books’ 80th birthday, the pocket-sized, 80p-a-pop Little ... more

The Kindness review – Polly Samson’s sensuous tale of family tragedy

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This assured second novel begins as a meditation on love and loss then turns into a complex, thrilling mystery Continue reading...

Son gives his mom the surprise of a lifetime

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Son gives his mom the surprise of a lifetime
After traveling throughout Australia for 2 years, Harry McGurk decided it was time to head back home and surprise his mother (who was under the ... more

Incredible subway performer inspires entire station!

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Incredible subway performer inspires entire station!
Check out this incredible performance which took place on March 21st in a Brooklyn, New York subway station. The musician, Mr. Reed, has unbelievable range ... more

Lions take on crocodile in epic national park fight

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Lions take on crocodile in epic national park fight
A host of animal species populate Kenya’s popular Samburu National Park . Unfortunately, they don’t always live in total harmony. When this lion happened upon ... more

This Is Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Cute Dog in the Car

published Thu, Mar 26 2015 09:26 GMT
This Is Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Cute Dog in the Car
It’s no secret that dogs are (generally) smart, wonderful animals.Some folks in Eureka, Calif. are questioning why anyone would leave a pet pooch in a ... more

Sea Lion Wants to Play Chase at the Beach

published Thu, Mar 26 2015 09:23 GMT
Sea Lion Wants to Play Chase at the Beach
The Galápagos Islands are renowned for the fearless wildlife that populate the area. Visitors, like these Russian tourists, can get up close and personal with ... more

Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance since her surgery at the Kids Choice Awards

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Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance since her surgery at the Kids Choice Awards
Just last week, Angelina Jolie published a long confessional in the New York Times about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. On Saturday ... more

Hugh Jackman teases final go-round as 'Wolverine' on Instagram

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Hugh Jackman teases final go-round as 'Wolverine' on Instagram
As previously reported, Fox has slated an untitled Wolverine project for March 3, 2017, and now it seems it might be star Hugh Jackman’s last ... more

Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury

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Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury
A biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury, the dynamic Queen frontman who died in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS, has been in ... more

James Bond enters a 'hurricane' in first 'Spectre' teaser

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James Bond enters a 'hurricane' in first 'Spectre' teaser
There’s A LOT to unpack in the first teaser for Spectre.  The teaser opens with Eve Moneypenny announcing that James Bond has a secret that he can’t ... more

Kit Harington fights terrorism in 'Spooks: The Greater Good' trailer

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Kit Harington fights terrorism in 'Spooks: The Greater Good' trailer
BBC One spy series Spooks went off the air in 2011 after 10 seasons, but it’s making a return this summer—this time to the big screen. The ... more

George Ezra Croons and The Rock Sings About Viagra on 'Saturday Night Live'

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After a couple weeks off, Saturday Night Live returned this week with Dwayne Johnson hosting for the fourth time and a musical performance from British ... more

Destiny's Child Reunited at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards

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Destiny's Child's gets back together every now and then. It started in 2013, when the trio appeared in Beyoncé's video for "Superpower," but the ensuing ... more

The Week Ahead: A Worshiper At Bach’s Altar

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The Week Ahead: A Worshiper At Bach’s Altar
Lisa Batiashvili, a frequent guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, is the orchestra’s artist in residence this season.

The Week Ahead: An Immersive History Lesson

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The Week Ahead: An Immersive History Lesson
The New Orleans-born pianist and singer Henry Butler delivers gigs as if they were full-immersion lessons.

Sacha Baron Cohen To Rejoin Queen Biopic as Writer, Director, and Star

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After nearly a decade of uncertainty, it seems that the long-rumored Queen biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen is back on track...

Night Out: A Broadway Composer Takes a Night Off for Drag Queens

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Night Out: A Broadway Composer Takes a Night Off for Drag Queens
Jeanine Tesori took a night away from her new show, “Fun Home,” to judge an “American Idol”-style competition for drag queens.

Review: ‘Camp Kappawanna,’ Complete With Insecurities and Bug Spray

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Review: ‘Camp Kappawanna,’ Complete With Insecurities and Bug Spray
Lisa Loeb gets one of the credits for this musical about the summer sleepaway ritual and the growing up that goes on there.

Joe Assadourian, of ‘The Bullpen,’ Visits His Former Cellmates

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Joe Assadourian, of ‘The Bullpen,’ Visits His Former Cellmates
Mr. Assadourian gave a performance of his one-man show, now running at the Playroom Theater, at the Otisville state prison.

Theater Review: Review: ‘The Originalist,’ About Scalia, Opens in Washington

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Theater Review: Review: ‘The Originalist,’ About Scalia, Opens in Washington
John Strand’s drama, having its world-premiere production at Arena Stage, stars Edward Gero as the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

‘Hamilton’ Puts Politics Onstage and Politicians in Attendance

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‘Hamilton’ Puts Politics Onstage and Politicians in Attendance
Political figures, including Clintons and Cheneys, have turned out to watch their “predecessors” onstage in the musical “Hamilton.”

Celebrity Fight Night 2015: Stars honored for charity work

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Celebrity Fight Night 2015: Stars honored for charity work
Russell Wilson led a team of stars Saturday at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix.         

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 1 review

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 1 review
Passion Pit headlined the opening day of McDowelll Mountain Music Festival with a brilliant set by Portugal. the Man.         

Bleachers headline free Chipotle fest, 4/18

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Bleachers headline free Chipotle fest, 4/18
Bleachers have been tapped to headline Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Scottsdale with Twenty One Pilots and MS MR.         

Bleachers headline free Chipotle fest, Scottsdale, 4/18

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Bleachers headline free Chipotle fest, Scottsdale, 4/18
Bleachers have been tapped to headline Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Scottsdale with Twenty One Pilots and MS MR.         

Howard Seftel's top 10 restaurant patios in metro Phoenix

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Howard Seftel's top 10 restaurant patios in metro Phoenix
A good meal under the desert sky delivers life-is-good pleasure at these top 10 spots.         

The Week Ahead: A Last Call For ‘Cougar Town’

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The Week Ahead: A Last Call For ‘Cougar Town’
In the world of television, being flashy and new gets you attention.

What’s on TV Saturday

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Television highlights.

Sally Forrest, Actress in 1940s and ’50s Film Musicals and Dramas, Dies at 86

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Sally Forrest, Actress in 1940s and ’50s Film Musicals and Dramas, Dies at 86
Ms. Forrest appeared in movies like Fritz Lang’s “While the City Sleeps.” and Ida Lupino’s “Not Wanted.”

Robert Moses, French Comic Book Hero

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Robert Moses, French Comic Book Hero
Robert Moses, who shaped the modern face of New York City, is the subject of “Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City,” a ... more

In ‘iZombie,’ Rose McIver Devours Her Brainiest Role Yet

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In ‘iZombie,’ Rose McIver Devours Her Brainiest Role Yet
Rose McIver talks about her elaborate makeup job and on-camera diet as an undead former medical student in CW’s “iZombie.”