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A Minute With: John Oliver on channeling rage into comedy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on “The … Continue reading

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U.S. wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of heart disease: autopsy

(Reuters) – The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most celebrated names in U.S. professional wrestling, died of natural causes attributed to heart disease, an Arizona coroner’s office said on Tuesday. An autopsy on the 54-year-old wrestler, whose given name was … Continue reading

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Paul Walker’s brothers to fill in for late actor in ‘Fast 7′

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film “Fast Furious 7,” according to a statement posted on … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized for allergic reaction, cancels Kansas City show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Miley Cyrus cancelled her Tuesday show in Kansas City, Missouri, after being hospitalized for a “severe allergic reaction to antibiotics,” the show venue said. Cyrus, 21, was placed on medical rest on doctors’ orders, the … Continue reading

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Rapper Flavor Flav strikes plea deal in Las Vegas battery case

(Reuters) – Rapper Flavor Flav must attend counseling sessions after pleading guilty to lesser charges on Monday in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in which he threatened his longtime girlfriend’s son with a knife in 2012, court officials said. … Continue reading

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Arcade Fire brings in Debbie Harry to close Coachella, slams VIP policy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Canadian alternative-rock group Arcade Fire closed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday with special guest Debbie Harry but deplored the festival’s growing amenities reserved for VIPs only. Arcade Fire kicked off its set … Continue reading

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Matisse exhibition reunites ‘Blue Nude’ paper cut-outs

LONDON (Reuters) – Even when he was in his 80s and in frail health, the French painter, sculptor and, latterly, master of painted cut-out paper Henri Matisse, still had it. That, in part, is what an exhibition of Matisse’s late-life … Continue reading

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Singer Audra McDonald transforms into Billie Holiday on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Singer Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, channels legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar Grill” in a performance critics described as a “spellbinding tour de force” and … Continue reading

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Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer prizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for international reporting on the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced. The board commended Jason Szep and Andrew Marshall … Continue reading

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‘Mad Men’ premiere draws 2.3 million, lowest season debut since 2008

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Advertising drama “Mad Men,” facing a night of stiff competition on cable television, drew 2.3 million viewers to the premiere of its seventh and final season, network AMC said on Monday. Sunday’s hourlong episode was unable … Continue reading

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