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‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Opens Up About Fame, His First Record and Adam Levine

Three months ago, few people outside of the little town of Harlan, Kentucky had ever heard of Jordan Smith. Last week, Smith’s life changed forever when he was crowned the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season nine. And as he sat down for an interview with XFINITY at Rockefeller Center, the 21-year-old Lee University music […]

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Carol Burnett Receives Top US Humor Prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week. On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne will receive the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy […]

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Disney Renames Mouseketeer Stage for Funicello

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The stage at Walt Disney Studios where “The Mickey Mouse Club” was filmed is now officially the Annette Funicello Stage. Disney chief Bob Iger led a ceremony Monday dedicating the soundstage to Funicello, the Mouseketeer-turned-movie star who died in April at age 70. Iger confessed to having a crush on Funicello […]

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Lesley Ann Warren Is Still In ‘Plain Sight’

By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Cinderella has worked happily ever after. Forty-five years after making a splash with millions of TV viewers as the princess-to-be in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s `Cinderella,’” Lesley Ann Warren has found renewed success in two TV shows and a recent art-house comedy. The 64-year-old actress plays […]

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Director Blake Edwards Dies at 88

LOS ANGELES – Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignance and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “10” and the “The Pink Panther” farces, is dead at age 88. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said […]

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‘The Sound of Music’ Cast to Reunite on Oprah

The hills are alive … with more momentous moments on Oprah. The Big O is pulling out all the stops for her final season, and the latest is likely on many people’s list of “My Favorite Things.” The cast of 1965’s Oscar-winning film ‘The Sound of Music‘ will reunite for Oprah, appearing together for the […]

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Opening Today: Despicable Me, Predators

Here’s what’s new at theaters near you. The very cute and fun family comedy Despicable Me will fill kids’ heads with visions of giggling minions, while adults can have some fun watching the revamping of a classic monster franchise with Predators. Those of you in selected cities can also check out a Sundance hit entitled […]

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