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'West Wing' actress gives White House press briefing

WASHINGTON For a few moments at the White House on Friday, "The West Wing" TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing.

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Fourteen Prince albums climb UK charts, but Beyonce goes top

LONDON Fourteen albums by U.S. pop superstar Prince have flooded back in to the British charts since his sudden death last week but Beyonce's "Lemonade" went straight to the top after notching up some of the fastest sales of the year.

Music 29 Apr 2016

Actor Woody Harrelson's application to open pot business in Hawaii fails

Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson's bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday, as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants, officials said.

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Comcast buy of 'Kung Fu Panda' producer aids Asia strategy

Comcast Corp's planned purchase of DreamWorks Animation would increase the media giant's foothold in Asia, particularly China, as it competes in an increasingly global battle for entertainment dollars.

Deals, 29 Apr 2016

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft: reports

Swedish Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander has scooped the coveted role of Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" movie reboot, according to industry reports. | Video

29 Apr 2016

Key and Peele recruit 'Keanu' the kitten to satirize gang culture

LOS ANGELES Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have satirized American culture through playing characters such as valets and President Barack Obama, but when taking on gang culture in feature film "Keanu," the duo recruited the help of an unlikely ally - a tiny tabby kitten. | Video

Middle East 28 Apr 2016
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Hamlet, Lear line the Thames in London Shakespeare celebrations

LONDON Some of Shakespeare's best known characters - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and King Lear - will be featuring along a stretch of the River Thames this weekend, as part of celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of England's greatest playwright. | Video