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BGT's 167-piece choir costs show a fortune

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BGT's 167-piece choir costs show a fortune
'Britain's Got Talent' act Cor Glanaethwy are "costing the show a small fortune".

Funeral of BB King in Mississippi

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Funeral of BB King in Mississippi
Blues pioneer BB King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equalled by his generous spirit.

U.S. and Iran address obstacles to nuclear deal as deadline nears

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GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a bid to overcome the remaining obstacles to a final nuclear agreement, a month ahead of a deadline for a deal between Tehran and world powers.

U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity program to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday.


The power of Loki: from 12th-century Iceland to The Avengers

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Subversive, demonic, funny … it’s no surprise that Neil Gaiman and Marvel have discovered the mythical god Loki as the perfect modern-day antiheroAs a child ... more

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - review

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'The story was very good; gripping with a good sense of mystery' Continue reading...

David Nicholls: the book that saved me

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PJ Kavanagh’s classic memoir The Perfect Stranger tells of an uncertain young man seeking adventure and finding love. The author of One Day and Us ... more

The Saturday poem: At the community acupuncture clinic

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by Matthew Siegel Continue reading...

Blair Inc: The Man Behind the Mask by Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan – review

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For all the rhetoric of ‘transformative change’ the former PM remains a divisive – and elusive – figure Continue reading...

Toddler tries jalapeno pepper for first time

published about 21 hours ago
Toddler tries jalapeno pepper for first time
This adorable 16-month-old little girl wanted some food off her mom's plate, so she reached for a jalapeno. Check out her mixed emotions as she ... more

Basketball pro proposes on court

published about 21 hours ago
Basketball pro proposes on court
Pro basketball player Alex Johnson met his girlfriend Brey Dorsett at a pro-am tournament in college. Years later, the two are still inseparable. Both pros, ... more

Baby meets mother's twin for the first time

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Baby meets mother's twin for the first time
Dainius’s son was born in Lithuania last year, and the family recently brought him to Canada for the first time. While visiting Montreal the 10 ... more

Pervy customer gropes waitress and she beats him up

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Pervy customer gropes waitress and she beats him up
A female waitress in Russia has absolutely zero tolerance for sexual harassment and she was not afraid to fight back, literally. When a pervy patron ... more

Spectactular spinning squirrel eventually takes a tumble

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Spectactular spinning squirrel eventually takes a tumble
Ever get on a fairground ride with the best of intentions but soon you’re waiting for it just to end? That’s exactly how this squirrel ... more

Casting Net: James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, more lend voices to 'Henchmen'

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Casting Net: James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, more lend voices to 'Henchmen'
James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have...

I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in 'Aloha'

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I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in 'Aloha'
Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic ... more

Marvel contest gives teen girls the chance to attend 'Ant-Man' premiere

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Marvel contest gives teen girls the chance to attend 'Ant-Man' premiere
Marvel is really catching on to the whole “girls like superheroes too,” thing with a contest that offers teenage girls the chance to attend the premiere of Ant-Man, starring ... more

Fans of 'The Goonies' are ringing in the 30th anniversary of the film in a big way

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Fans of 'The Goonies' are ringing in the 30th anniversary of the film in a big way
Astoria, Oregon—the location of the 1980s treasure-hunt classic The Goonies—is planning a big celebration to honor its 30th anniversary.   While the official “Goonies Day” ... more

'San Andreas': What did the critics say?

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'San Andreas': What did the critics say?
To understand the appeal of a disaster movie like San Andreas, just watch a 7-year-old spend 25 minutes carefully build and balance a towering city of ... more

B.B. King Returns to a Mississippi Home, and Its Warm Embrace

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B.B. King Returns to a Mississippi Home, and Its Warm Embrace
Fans and musicians paid respects to Mr. King in Indianola, where he once picked cotton and busked for dollars on a juke-lined downtown.

Review: A. R. Rahman, Full of Bollywood Hits at the Beacon

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Review: A. R. Rahman, Full of Bollywood Hits at the Beacon
Mr. Rahman, who won an Oscar for his song “Jai Ho” in “Slumdog Millionaire,” mixed many genres as he performed his movie hits at a ... more

ArtsBeat: Initially Delayed, Iggy Azalea’s Tour Is Now Canceled

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ArtsBeat: Initially Delayed, Iggy Azalea’s Tour Is Now Canceled
The Australian rapper, who was to have two area shows, is now planning to tour in conjunction with a “new record to be released in ... more

ArtsBeat: After a Protest, a Toronto Festival Removes Action Bronson From Main Stage

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ArtsBeat: After a Protest, a Toronto Festival Removes Action Bronson From Main Stage
A Change.org petition was started on Tuesday, citing Action Bronson’s 2011 song, “Consensual Rape,” as “hate speech.”

Review: In ‘The Upper Room,’ Homesteaders Living an Eco-Nightmare

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Review: In ‘The Upper Room,’ Homesteaders Living an Eco-Nightmare
Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady’s play, at the New Ohio Theater, includes Catherine Brookman’s music, rising water levels, New England farmers and marine animals behaving ... more

Review: ‘For the Last Time’ Sets a Hawthorne Novel in New Orleans, in 1950

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Review: ‘For the Last Time’ Sets a Hawthorne Novel in New Orleans, in 1950
Nancy Harrow and Will Pomerantz collaborate on this jazz musical at the Clurman Theater at Theater Row.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Share Early Version of ‘School of Rock’

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Andrew Lloyd Webber to Share Early Version of ‘School of Rock’
He is sending out an email invitation for special previews of the new musical at the Gramercy Theater.

Anne Washburn Brings Backstage Drama to Center Stage in ‘10 Out of 12’

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Anne Washburn Brings Backstage Drama to Center Stage in ‘10 Out of 12’
Life imitated art in the second day of tech rehearsals for Anne Washburn’s new play at the Soho Rep theater.

Review: ‘An Act of God,’ With Jim Parsons as an Almighty Comedian

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Review: ‘An Act of God,’ With Jim Parsons as an Almighty Comedian
In David Javerbaum’s show based on his book of the same title, God presides over his flock from a swooping white couch, like a celestial ... more

Lin Sue Cooney signs off final time from Channel 12

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Lin Sue Cooney signs off final time from Channel 12
The longtime anchor hosts her final broadcast Friday, May 29.         

2015 Phoenix Comicon Day 2

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2015 Phoenix Comicon Day 2

Pharrell Williams buys $7M Hollywood Hills home

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Pharrell Williams buys $7M Hollywood Hills home
Pharrell Williams has purchased a new home in the Hollywood Hills for $7.14 million designed by internationally-renowned         

June concert guide: Brad Paisley, Scott Weiland, Aerosmith

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June concert guide: Brad Paisley, Scott Weiland, Aerosmith
Top June concerts for metro Phoenix include Brad Paisley, Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, the Gipsy Kings and the Cult with Public Enemy.         

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair kiss again

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair kiss again
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair recreated their famous kiss from 'Cruel Intentions' after meeting up for a girls'         

Reynaldo Rey, 75, Actor and Comedian, Is Dead

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Reynaldo Rey, 75, Actor and Comedian, Is Dead
Mr. Rey appeared in the Ice Cube hit film “Friday” and long worked with the comic Redd Foxx.

Review: ‘Deep Web’ on Epix Explores Dark Corners of the Internet

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Review: ‘Deep Web’ on Epix Explores Dark Corners of the Internet
The documentary, by Alex Winter and narrated by Keanu Reeves, looks at the Silk Road drug case of Ross W. Ulbricht.

Review: ‘Treetop Cat Rescue’ on Animal Planet

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Review: ‘Treetop Cat Rescue’ on Animal Planet
“Treetop Cat Rescue,” on Animal Planet, follows two specialists going out on limbs to retrieve felines that got stuck.

Meet ‘Harry,’ a Detective Wrestling With Grief and Drug Trafficking

published about 20 hours ago
Meet ‘Harry,’ a Detective Wrestling With Grief and Drug Trafficking
This six-part crime drama set in New Zealand stars a Samoan-born actor who also wrote the darkly realistic script.

Michael King, Builder of a TV Empire, Dies at 67

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Michael King, Builder of a TV Empire, Dies at 67
With his brother Roger, Mr. King built King World Productions into a huge syndicator of some of television’s best known shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey ... more