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HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he's often more than ready to go and doesn't care too much what Papa Bird thinks....

Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour
LONDON (AP) -- Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?...

Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) -- Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later....

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis....

Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy....

Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal
Video game publishers don't take many risks with their most popular franchises....

Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment....

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192....

Theater producer denies sex abuse claim
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures....

Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently - a one-man show....

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