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Jerry Lewis, comedian, dies at 91

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(CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, said his publicist, Candi Cazau. He was 91. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The Bellboy,” “The Nutty Professor” and “The …

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LCD Soundsystems James Murphy: I was a joke. My wife said I was going to die

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… He says he was so mortified by the thought of getting on to a Stage and singing that it took a bottle of whisky to do a show. Singings my nightmare, he says, blithely. I was a singing guitar player as a kid and I found it really embarrassing, so I stopped singing and became a drummer. I mean, who does that? I dont want to be the singing guitar player who writes all the music I want to play drums and become an engineer. But, despite all the bands achievements, the gigs promoter didnt think that …

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Chuck E. Cheeses Is Getting Rid Of Its Robot Band And We Don’t Know How To Feel

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… Antonio, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. One of the casualties? The animatronic Chuck E. Cheese band, which is featured on both the restaurant Stage and in at least two of my third-grade nightmares. A nationwide revamp is dependent on how those locations dobut looks pretty likely, according to Buzzfeed. The revamp is intended to appeal to kids who’ve grown up with more complex and sophisticated media and entertainment, Leverton said. He told CBS that kids today, who are used to high end …

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Many protesters at ‘free speech rally’ forget about neo-Nazis and turn on Boston police

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… 2017 There were about 10 on Stage. Hardly worth calling a protest. — William Amos (@WilliamAmos) August 19, 2017 With a shortage of neo-Nazis to confront, many demonstrators turned their focus to police officers: Aerial video from MSNBC shows a confrontation between police and some demonstrators in Boston pic.twitter.com/TQaYPoK11P — Eric Morrow (@ericmorrow11) August 19, 2017 Protesters being arrested in front of Common pic.twitter.com/Py4rhTsYtK — Meghan Barr …

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After Trump and Brexit, is this the end for the Anglo Saxon west? | Timothy Garton Ash

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… the Stage after the self-destruction of the Anglo-Saxon Hamlet is more likely to have the face of a Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin or Recep Tayyip Erdoan. Anyway, this is a clear case of POI (premature overdramatic interpretation), colloquially known as pundits disease. Another future is still possible. Last summer, when I asked a distinguished American political scientist how he would react to a Trump presidency, he said it would be a very interesting test of the American political system. When we …

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‘Time for change’: Encouraging working class actors to rise again – BBC News

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Image copyright Ian Kay Image caption Jolene Rathmill has found it hard to progress in the acting profession The adult class members range from people who have never set foot on Stage to jobbing actors who are honing their skills. There are students, retired people, a few teachers, a former policeman, a fireplace salesman. Jolene Rathmill, 38, from Oldham, works for financial advisers and runs confidence and self-esteem workshops in schools. She says: “When I first started, Jim …

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Janeane Garofalo is a tiny thing, but the air around her crackles

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I think about all Garofalos combined experience on screen and Stage, and smile at how lucky I am to have seen her in the flesh One of my favourite romantic comedies was released all the way back in 1996, and while it rarely makes it on to the best-of lists, trust me, Janeane Garofalo. As ateen and even now Iconnected instinctively and intensely with hercharacter: acharming, funny, insecure feministradio host. Ihave followed Garofalos career ever since, but herlower profile in recent years means …

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What if women ruled the world?

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An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they would stop being dependent, they would never be the victim, they would never be abused. I want women to be warriors. When women are free and happy, they will know …

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Meet Silvercar, The Startup Trying To Shake Up Airport Car Rental

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… veteran, told BuzzFeed News. “It’s really more about, for me, just enjoying the Audi and the comfort and the convenience of getting into a car and getting moving, and I actually save time. It’s mindless and I have the car that I want.” View this image › Silvercar / Via Facebook: silvercarinc Although Silvercar did some early-Stage targeted advertising and has a handful of marketing events in the works …

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What we’re hoping to hear from Facebook at F8

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… tackle. How’s that fight against fake news going? Last year, Zuckerberg used the F8 Stage to deliver a pretty righteous burn to Donald Trump. A lot has changed since then, though. Zuckerberg’s been forced to adopt a more measured tone and Facebook has found itself embroiled in a fake news controversy that just won’t go away. So we’d love nothing more than for Zuckerberg to use his keynote to address the issue head-on. He probably won’t. F8 is an event typically …

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