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Discovery to air Everest documentary on May 4
NEW YORK (AP) -- Discovery Channel has announced May 4 as the airdate for a documentary on last week's Mount Everest avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides....

'X-Men' director calls sex-abuse suit a shakedown
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown....

Summer Preview: McCarthy's 'Tammy' a family affair
NEW YORK (AP) -- The idea for Melissa McCarthy's upcoming comedy, "Tammy," was born over breakfast....

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....

James Earl Jones returning to Broadway this fall
NEW YORK (AP) -- James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that's almost as old as he is....

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?...

Review: Walker memorable in gritty 'Mansions'
Adrenaline runs high in the entertaining, action-heavy remake of the 2004 French film "District B13." Starring the late Paul Walker in one of his last roles, "Brick Mansions" packs gunfights, car chases, acrobatic stunts and humor into one stylized package....

ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its "Good Morning America" team to agree to a new deal....

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium....

Vanska returns as Minnesota Orchestra music head
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After quitting last fall amid a protracted lockout of union musicians, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, its board of directors said Thursday....

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