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Allison Williams to star in NBC's live 'Peter Pan' musical

NEW YORK - Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy "Girls," will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC," the television network said on Wednesday.

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Fake N.Y. concert promoter who promised Bieber sentenced to prison

NEW YORK - A New York man was sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from concert promoters and party planners by pretending he was a booking agent for Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and other stars.

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Venezuelans find solace in comedy amid economic travails

CARACAS - A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: "You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!"

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U.S. attorneys want out of sex-abuse case against 'X-Men' director

LOS ANGELES - The attorneys for the man who accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a minor have asked to be withdrawn from the case, according to a filing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hawaii.

29 Jul 2014

'Die Hard,' 'Flower Drum Song' actor James Shigeta dies aged 81

LOS ANGELES - Actor James Shigeta, best known for his roles in "Die Hard," and "Flower Drum Song," has died, a representative for the actor said on Tuesday. He was 81.

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'Sesame Street' aims to teach lesson to Times Square Elmo

NEW YORK - Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on TV's "Sesame Street," but the recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers.

29 Jul 2014
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'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.

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